UPDATE: HELICOPTER CRASH OUTSIDE WINDHOEK

20 Apr 2016 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 20 APR (NAMPA) – The man who died in a helicopter crash at Moltkeblick on the eastern outskirts of Windhoek on Wednesday has not yet been identified.
Meanwhile, the pilot of the private helicopter who is said to be a Namibian citizen, sustained slight injuries, while two other passengers were seriously injured.
Deputy Director of Prevention in the Ministry of Works and Transport’s Directorate of Aircraft Accident Investigation, Magnus Abraham informed Nampa upon enquiry on Wednesday that the nationalities of the two passengers and the deceased have not yet been established.
The helicopter departed from the Eros Airport at about 06h03 Wednesday morning to the mountain where another helicopter accident occurred nearly two weeks ago, killing its pilot, Lambert Roux.
Roux was on his way to a farm in the Gobabis area in a small helicopter, but never made it there.
It was later established that the helicopter crashed.
Abraham said the passengers in the private helicopter were on their way to the scene of the first crash to recover items when they crashed near the site.
“You must bear in mind that the area is very mountainous, and therefore it is not a good landing area. However, the exact cause of the crash has not yet been established,” he said.
He further said the pilot would be interviewed to establish what transpired.
The crash was reported at about 07h30 and the casualties airlifted from the scene at about 10h00.
(NAMPA)
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