Saturday, May 20, 2017

Robinson R44: Fatal accident occurred May 19, 2017 in Heilbron, Free State, South Africa



Two people were killed and two others‚ including a fourteen-year-old‚ sustained serious injuries when a Robinson R44 helicopter crashed in Heilbron in the Free State on Friday night‚ paramedics said.

“It is understood that the Robinson R44 crashed in Heilbron and local emergency services were dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival‚ they found two men inside the helicopter with fatal injuries‚ said ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak.

“A fourteen-year-old and 49-year-old were found outside the helicopter with serious injuries. They were treated on scene and rushed to Heilbron clinic. ER24 was called to the clinic to assist with stabilization. The two were later rushed to a hospital in Johannesburg for further treatment‚” Vermaak said.

He said it was not clear where the helicopter had taken off or where it was flying to.

“Local authorities attended the crash site and will investigate.”

Original article can be found here:  http://www.timeslive.co.za



Two people have been killed when a Robinson R44 crashed in Heilbron, in the Free State.

Two others, including a 14-year-old, sustained serious injuries.

ER24's Werner Vermaak said paramedics found two men inside the helicopter with fatal injuries upon arrival.

"A 14-year-old and 49-year-old were found outside the helicopter with serious injuries. They were treated on scene and rushed to Heilbron clinic," says Vermaak.

Vermaak says after the two patients were stabilized at the clinic, they were rushed to a hospital in Johannesburg for further treatment.

"It is not clear where the helicopter took off or where it was flying to. Local authorities attended the crash site and will investigate."

Original article can be found here: https://www.jacarandafm.com

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