NATIONAL NEWS - A helicopter has crashed near the Umgeni interchange off the N2 highway bridge on Monday morning in Durban.
“The wreckage of a Robinson R22 helicopter was located in the overgrown vegetation next to the Umgeni River,” KZN VIP Medical Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said.
“Rescue technicians are crossing the river in an attempt to reach the crash site. The pilot and passenger have not been located at this stage”
According to Jamieson two people are understood to have died from the accident.
“It is speculated that the cause of the crash is a bird strike. However, the aviation authorities will conduct an investigation,” according to Emer-G-Med.