A Guimble Cabri helicopter of the Starlite International Aviation Training Academy in Mossel Bay crash-landed just outside of town directly next to the N2 yesterday, reports the Mossel Bay Advertiser.
It is believed the 23-year-old student pilot from Kenya, Anthony Wachira, was practicing manoeuvres when he lost control of the helicopter at approximately 9.15am. He was alone in the helicopter at the time.
The helicopter came down in a field approximately 200m from the N2 close to the Hokaai road stall. The pilot did not sustain any serious injuries.
When the Mossel Bay Advertiser visited the scene of the accident, the various emergency personnel of the KwaNonqaba Police, Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue, provincial traffic, and Starlite Aviation representatives were attending to the pilot, who was soon whisked away in another Starlite helicopter.
The accident will, as a matter of protocol, be reported to the South African Civil Aviation Authority for further investigation.
Kenyan student pilot has survived unscathed after crash-landing a helicopter next to the N2 near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape
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