2 injured as defence force helicopter crashes near Centurion

2 injured as defence force helicopter crashes near Centurion

- An SANDF helicopter reportedly crashed near Centurion on Thursday

- Emergency services said that two military officers were injured

- While no cause for the crash has yet been given, the SANDF says investigators will examine the crash site from Friday

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A South African military helicopter crashed near the R101 beside the Zwartkop Golf Estate in Centurion on Thursday.

Two members of the military were seriously injured in the crash.

They were reportedly airlifted to Centurion's Netcare Unitas Hospital, according to emergency services personnel.

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Ambulances and the fire bridge arrived on the scene, where they stabilised the injured individuals and ensured that the area was safe. While they said the crash sight was not dangerous, they still advised motorists to stay away. 

Paramedics said that after they had cornered off the scene, they then transported the injured to medical facilities for further treatment.

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The South African National Defence confirmed the crash, but said there had been no injuries, according to The Citizen. A spokesperson for the national defence force said that the military personnel were taken to a medical facility purely for examination. 

The defence force also explained that the helicopter was an Agusta A109, which is a type of utility helicopter.

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The spokesperson did not offer any potential explanations for the crash, but said that investigators would examine the scene from Friday in order to determine the causes, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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