Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Helicopter crashes into Southern Cape sea

By Chanel September
19 December 2007

A surf rescue helicopter crashes into the sea on Tuesday afternoon just off the Southern Cape Coast, near Groot Brakrivier.

At the time of the accident the pilot and a crew member were on board in the helicopter.

According to National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson, Craig Lambinon the pilot had been conducting a routine static line hoist.

“The pilot of the helicopter was slightly injured and was taken to hospital, along with the three other passengers, as a precautionary measure,” says Lambinon.

Divers retrieved the craft from the water. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

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