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03 August 2011

Chopper crash lands at UCT in Cape Town



Cape Town - A helicopter has crash landed at the University of Cape Town's campus on Wednesday.

The cause of the accident was unknown but a Facebook user was quoted as saying that it "crashed at middle campus. I saw it spinning around and it was touching the trees. Then it just dissapeared and went boom (sic)."

Campus security told News24 on Wednesday morning that the chopper went down at about 09:00.

A Baxter Theatre staffer en route to her office said emergency vehicles were seen rushing to the scene.

Police were reluctant to comment when contacted by News24, saying only that the helicopter had made "a landing".

The pilot was injured in the crash, ER24 told News24

- News24