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UPDATE: Limpopo pilot dies in crash

Police have found the pilot who went missing after his helicopter crashed in Bela-Bela.

File: SAPS on the scene. Picture: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - A pilot has died after his helicopter went down in Bela-Bela, Limpopo police confirmed on Thursday.

Search and rescue personnel spent most of the day searching the area for the missing farmer, who left on the chopper on Wednesday evening.

Pieter Breugem's body was found along with the wreckage near the N1 highway.

Police spokesperson Ronel Otto said helicopter crashed into a veld.

"We have opened an inquest docket and the Civil Aviation Authority will do a proper investigation."

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