Emergency landing for military helicopter in Margate, KZN

Emergency landing for military helicopter in Margate, KZN

Photo by Madelein Stopforth

The pilot has been praised by the community for landing the chopper safely.

A military helicopter made an emergency landing near the Margate whale deck earlier today, South Coast Herald reports.

This is according to a source who told the South Coast Herald that the chopper was en route to Port St Johns when it was forced to land due to a mechanical failure. It is believed the engine may have over-heated.

READ MORE: Two injured in helicopter crash south of Joburg

Photo by Madelein Stopforth

Photo by Madelein Stopforth

Gerrit Hendrik Jooste Potgieter wrote on Facebook:

“I wondered why he came over my house very low in Uvongo and made a u-turn back in the direction of Margate.”

Two injured in helicopter crash south of Joburg

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