Social media reports of pilot fatality in helicopter crash fake news, says SANDF

The SANDF cautioned the public not to spread incorrect information, and confirmed that both men survived a helicopter crash on Thursday.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has expressed its concern about inaccurate reports on social media that one of its officers died in a helicopter accident.

The accident happened on Thursday in Tshwane, but the military said both men on board the aircraft survived.

“The SANDF can confirm that both men are in a stable condition in hospital,” it said in a statement.

“The SANDF would like to caution the public not to spread incorrect and irresponsible information.”

– African News Agency (ANA)

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