Lodge owner dies in helicopter crash

2013-04-24 08:43

Johannesburg - Nicholas More, co-owner and CEO of Lion Sands game lodge in Sabi Sand reserve was one of the victims in Tuesday's deadly helicopter crash in Mpumalanga, the lodge confirmed. 

He was one of four people that were killed their helicopter crashed between Nelspruit and Lydenburg, paramedics said on Tuesday.

Tourism Update reports that More (45) was piloting the aircraft en route to Johannesburg for a 10:00 business meeting. There were no survivors.

When he failed to arrive at Midrand's Grand Central airport urgent calls established that the aircraft was missing.

According to Roger Mortlock, the pilot's flight instructor, the Robinson R44 helicopter departed from Casterbridge in White river at 06h30, carrying three passengers along with More. It crashed on the farm Sondagskraal outside Nelspruit at about 07h00. There have been unconfirmed reports of heavy mist.

The wreckage was located at midday. It has been confirmed that More, two other men and a woman died in the accident. No other More family members are said to be involved.

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