A Zimbabwean air force helicopter crashed into a residential dwelling in Arcturus, 32km east of the capital Harare, on Friday killing its three crew participants and a child on the ground.
The Agusta Bell AB 412 crashed after leaving Manyame Air Force Terrible on a training flight.
A younger lady and her mother were rushed to sanatorium with burn accidents after the helicopter crashed into a house, in accordance to an announcement by the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ). The 2 were handled at Parirenyatwa Health center in Harare.
Air Marshal Elson Moyo, commander of the AFZ, said a “black cloud” had engulfed the air force.
“The helicopter took off from Manyame Air Force Terrible with two pilots and one aircraft technician on board on a overall handling training sortie within the Seke-Domboshava training dwelling,” said the air force commentary.
“When contact would possibly maybe maybe maybe well now not be established with the aircraft, the substandard activated a search and rescue operation. As a outcomes of the quest and rescue effort the aircraft wreckage became recognized. We’re deeply saddened by the loss of lives after the sad accident.”
“The trigger of the accident shall be established after an air wreck investigation,” Moyo said.
Moyo said they would liberate the names of the dead after their households had been really helpful.
In November final year an teacher and scholar pilot died after an AFZ plane crashed right via a training session within the midlands metropolis of Gweru.