Helicopter pilot injured in Eikenhof crash

Officials say the pilot was the only person in the aircraft at the time.

Chopper. Picture: Freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - A pilot has been seriously injured following a helicopter crash in the south of Johannesburg.

Paramedics received reports of a chopper crash at a private landing field in Eikenhof earlier today.

The area is believed to be used for training purposes.

Officials say the pilot was the only person in the aircraft at the time, with an instructor supervising from the ground.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said, "The pilot had sustained very serious injuries and our paramedics treated him there at the scene before being airlifted to the hospital where he's receiving further treatment."