Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

Pretoria: Three men in miracle escape from helicopter crash [photos]

A strange week for aviation in South Africa got even worse, as a helicopter crash in Pretoria put emergency services on high alert for Friday afternoon.

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Somehow, three men have escaped both serious injuries and fatalities following a helicopter crash on the streets of Pretoria. The out-of-control vehicle slammed into the ground, leaving onlookers fearing the worst.

Pretoria helicopter crash – pictures from the scene

Details remain sketchy at this point on Friday afternoon. Although we haven’t been able to establish where the helicopter was heading, the crash happened near to Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria.

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The immediate aftermath of the helicopter crash on Marija Street, in Sinoville. The wreckage managed to avoid making contact with any nearby properties or vehicles – Photo: Yusuf Abramjee

No serious injuries or deaths to report

However, all occupants of the helicopter were able to make their exit unassisted. They are currently being assed for minor bumps and scratches. Russell Meiring is a representative of ER24. The emergency service team were the first responders on the scene, and described their encounter with the wrecked chopper:

“Three men escaped serious injury this afternoon following a helicopter crash on Marija Street in Sinoville. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 12h40 to find a small helicopter lying on its side in the middle of the road. Three men were found nearby.”

“Local authorities and Fire Services closed off the road while medics assessed the patients. Fortunately, all three men escaped serious injury and declined transportation to a nearby hospital. The exact details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.”

Russell Meiring, ER24

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It’s quite an unbelievable escape for the victims: The extent of the damage becomes clearer here – Photo: Reza / CrimeAirNetwork / Twitter

Pretoria helicopter crash updates

As more photos were uploaded by eyewitnesses in the area, the full scale of the destruction has become apparent. Windows have been smashed, the fuselage is in bits and the tail of the helicopter has been completely snapped-off from the front.

Police investigations are now underway, and the area has since been cordoned off from the public. Hell, it’s possible that these one of these three men has a magic lamp and two more wishes left.

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Residents gather round the busted chopper. Emergency Services arrived at the scene “within minutes”. – Photo: Concerned Citizens / Facebook

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