umgeni helicopter crash

Umgeni Helicopter crash – Here’s the latest [video]

3 May 2021 - 10:52

A helicopter crash in Umgeni, KZN, has resulted in the death of two occupants. Here’s all we know about the incident:

Written by Andile Sicetsha

Fire and emergency rescue services have descended on an area on the N2 highway in Umgeni, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) where a helicopter carrying passengers crashed, on Monday morning.

Helicopter crash in Umgeni: What’s the latest?

Scenes from the area of the crash were posted on social media by a number of reporters, where a helicopter was submerged in a river that runs along the national highway.

While details around the incident are still sketchy, we can confirm that two bodies believed to be that of the pilot and a passenger, were retrieved from the debris.

All we know, at this stage, is that the victims were aged between 30 and 40 years old. It remains unclear, at this juncture, where the helicopter was headed and who its occupants were.

At the time this article was published, rescue officials were clearing up the wreckage. From what we understand, the helicopter crash has not affected traffic in Umgeni.

This is a developing story.