A tourist helicopter carrying two people in the Okavango Delta crashed into a lagoon this past Friday, prompting the tourist population in to a feat of panic. The helicopter belonging to Horizon Helicopters was carrying a pilot and a tourist who however, survived the crash with no injuries sustained.
Confirming the incident on Saturday morning, a statement from the Ministry of Transport and Communications revealed that the accident occurred at around 1800hrs on that Friday evening, shortly after taking off from Guma Lodge in the delta.
“The Helicopter belonging to Horizon’s helicopter, Robinson 44, registered A2-HRD, crashed shortly after takeoff from Guma Lodge in the Okavango Delta. There were only two occupants, the Pilot and one passenger who all survived with no injuries,” says the ministry in a press brief, adding that the Ministry had dispatched a team of investigators and appeal to any member(s) of the public who may have observed this aircraft before, during or immediately after the occurrence to assist (and cooperate with) the investigation team.
An HRD Robinson 44 helicopter crashed into a Lagoon in the Okavango Delta on Friday