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Helicopter crashes at airport in Durban, three injured

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A pilot and two passengers escaped serious injury in a helicopter crash at Virginia Airport in Durban on Wednesday.

Three people sustained minor injuries in a helicopter crash at Virginia Airport on Wednesday morning. Picture: Medi Response Search & Rescue

DURBAN – A pilot and two passengers escaped serious injury in a helicopter crash at Virginia Airport, in Durban, on Wednesday.

According to Paul Herbst of Medi Response Search & Rescue, the three people sustained minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Herbst said the cause of the crash was unknown and would be investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority.

In May last year, two people died after a Robinson 22 helicopter crashed into a sandbank in the Umgeni River below the N2 bridge.

“It is alleged that the plane crashed on the island in the Umgeni River. Two pilots, believed to be in their twenties, were declared dead at the scene,” police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said at the time.

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