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.
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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— ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd. (@ER24EMS) October 25, 2019
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.
— Sesimba Brian (@nerdnod) October 25, 2019
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.