Helicopter Crashes in Residential Area in Ruwa
In a very sad development, a helicopter has been confirmed to have crashed in a residential area in Arcturus, in Mashonaland East.
While the number of casualties is yet to be established, at least two people are reported to have died in the crash.
According to the online publication ZimLive, debris from the accident site suggest that the helicopter which went down belongs to the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ).
It is believed to be a Bell 142, a utility helicopter of the Huey family manufactured by Bell Helicopter.
The cause of the terrible crash is yet to be determined.
According to weekly publication The News Hawks, the helicopter crashed and burnt at a house that is located on Gardner Road in Ruwa. The crash site is said to be close to Ariel Primary School on Tarisa Road.
Below is a video that was recorded by some people who were at the crash scene. In the video, some of the onlookers can be heard remarking that there seemed to be no sign of the pilot and other occupants of the helicopter. They seem to be implying that the remains were destroyed by the fire.
Others claim that they witnessed the crash first hand. When asked to describe the helicopter’s livery, the people who claim to have witnessed the crash said that the helicopter belonged to the “Arny” because it was painted camouflage.
Three people are reported to have died in the helicopter crash, two pilots and technician. One of the pilots is a male with the rank of wing commander while the other one is a female with the rank of flight lieutenant. The technician was also male, although the rank was not disclosed.
The helicopter is reported to have killed one child and burned another one when it crashed onto a house. A witness who spoke to ZimLive said,
“Anyone in the helicopter was burnt beyond even any remains. Unfortunately, despite being in a rural-type area and sparsely populated, it crashed straight into a house, killing one child and seriously burning another.”
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