ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59960
Last updated: 22 May 2013
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Narrative:Apparently three SAAF Agusta A109 light utility helicopters were on their way from Durban to a week long training exercise at Dragon's Peak in the Drakensberg, when one of them crashed into the Woodstock Dam. The press reports that an eye-witness claims to have seen the helicopters flying at low level above the surface of the dam and at high speed when one of them struck the water and disintegrated.
|Operator:||South African National Defence Force (SANDF)|
|C/n / msn:|| 13669|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Woodstock Dam, Upper Tugela Area, KZN -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||FADN (Durban)|
|Destination airport:||Dragon's Peak, Drakensberg|
1. One body recovered after helicopter crash
2. Rescuers search for chopper drowning victims
3. 'It was like watching a movie'
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