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Routine chopper patrol claims five SANDF lives

The chopper was on a scheduled aerial patrol of the game reserve.

The chopper was on a scheduled aerial patrol of the Kruger National Park.

JOHANNESBURG - Five members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) were killed in a helicopter crash in the Kruger National Park on Saturday.

The SANDF claims the aircraft was on a scheduled aerial patrol of the game reserve, as part of Operation Rhino, the anti-rhino poaching initiative.

The chopper crashed at about seven o’clock and an investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway.

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