- Two people have been killed in a helicopter crash on the N2 highway in Durban on Monday morning
- A pilot and his student were reportedly assessed and, unfortunately, declared deceased at the scene
- South African social media users have shared their deepest sympathies and condolences with the families of the deceased
A pilot and his student lost their lives in a helicopter crash next to the Umgeni River in Durban on Monday, 3 May. The helicopter reportedly crashed into vegetation alongside the Umgeni River below the N2 before the Inanda Road offramp.
Reports say that both the pilot and passenger were assessed by paramedics and were, unfortunately, declared dead on the scene. Rescue technicians used boats to cross the river in an attempt to reach the aircraft.
South Africans have taken to social media to share their condolences with the families of the deceased.
Take a look at the post shared on Facebook by Reaction Unit South Africa:
Below are just a few of the responses from South Africans:
Zane Jacobs wrote:
"It's so sad to hear that... May their souls R.I.P."
Samentha Rhamdeen said:
"Rest in peace to you both. May God grant their family and friends comfort, courage and strength."
Leon Lee Brijh shared:
"Deepest sympathy to the family and friends may their soul's rest in peace."
Pauline Dalais commented:
"Sincerest condolences to their families. This pilot is a hero as he clearly averted a catastrophe by crashing into cars on the roads."
Jeetesh Beharilal added:
"Yup colleagues and I saw it losing control right above us before it crashed..."
His body has returned home and will be buried in KwaZulu-Natal. His family will take transport his body back to his birthplace. The widow of Myeni has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The father of two died earlier this month after he was gunned down by police who responded to a “burglary in progress” call.
A close friend of Myeni's started a GoFundMe campaign in order to raise money to bring his friend's body back home to South Africa. On the page, the young man describes Myeni as gentle, strong and healthy. He also appeals to people to offer what they can to get Myeni and his family to SA.
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