Two people killed in a helicopter crash in Umgeni River in Durban

It’s understood the chopper wet down in the Umgeni River earlier on Monday morning.

Serious helicopter crash on the Umgeni River near the Inanda Road Bridge in Springfield, Durban. Picture: Arrive Alive/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Two people have been killed in a helicopter crash near the N2 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

It’s understood the chopper wet down in the Umgeni River earlier on Monday morning.

Spokesperson Robert McKenzie said: “Emergency services are currently on the scene of a helicopter crash in the Umgeni River, the helicopter has crashed into one of the islands on the river.”

Investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) also have arrived at the site.

The CAA will now start probing the cause of what lead to the Robinson R22 helicopter to crash.

It said it would be issuing a preliminary report within the next 30 days.

Spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said: “The completion of the investigation will be marked by the release of a final accident report, which may contain certain recommendations aimed at improving the levels of safety and preventions of a similar accident.”

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