Helicopter crash lands at Tsumeb Airport

 A privately owned helicopter at Tsumeb crashed to the ground while landing on Tuesday morning at the Tsumeb Airpot and injured its lone pilot.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Oshikoto Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua in a statement issued to Nampa on Tuesday said the 49-year-old male pilot was busy with a debushing operation by means of spraying poison to the shrubs with the helicopter on Farm Kraalkop outside town.

“While busy with the operation the pilot realised the helicopter could not fly up any longer, and he decided to land. It however crashed to the ground while landing,” Katjiua said.

The pilot sustained bruises to his face and a scratch to his left leg, added the senior police officer.

A team of private medical personnels also based at Tsumeb were called to the scene and attended to the pilot who is now reportedly in a stable condition at the town.

Further police investigations are ongoing at the accident site, Katjiua said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency