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01-Jan-18 ZS-??? Airbus AS350B3 Cathedral Peak, South Africa

Police helicopter ended up on its side during a search operation. The pilot and crew‚ who included a search and rescue unit operator and his search dog‚ survived the crash. Photos suggest the subject helicopter is ZS-RDL (msn 4170) or ZS-RPL (msn 3468)

01-Jan-18

Helicopter pilot accused of attempted murder

Helicopter pilot accused of attempted murder

A helicopter pilot has appeared in the Pretoria magistrate court for flying and crashing a helicopter while his license was suspended. It is alleged that on the 2rd of December last year Rainier Prinsloo, whose license was suspended by the SA Civil Aviation Authority got involved in a helicopter crash at Baltimore in Limpopo. He,… Read more »

Source: South African Police Service, 31-Aug-11

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South African Police Service report death of pilot

South African Police Service report death of pilot

Our fallen colleagues – “At the setting of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”. The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Bheki Cele, is greatly saddened to confirm the death of one of our respected and experienced pilots, Colonel Shabir Khan. Khan, together with a colleague from the… Read more »

Source: SAPS, 13-May-11

South African Police in crash want to get back flying

South African Police in crash want to get back flying

Lt.Col Shabir Khan was discharged on Thursday but de Lt.Col Kosie de Villiers’s recovery is expected to take a little longer, though the enthusiastic pilot was in good spirits in the Unitas Hospital on Thursday.  See accident page at 21-Jan-11 ZS-HWX MD Helicopters 369D Wonderboompoort, South Africa

Source: IOL, 29-Jan-11

Fatal BK117 crash footage sent to the US for analysis

Fatal BK117 crash footage sent to the US for analysis

The Pretoria News has reported that CCTV footage and Global Positioning System (GPS) data has been sent overseas for forensic analysis.  See HeliHub.com accident page at 23-Jul-10 ZS-HMY Eurocopter BK117 Witbank, South Africa (7F) [File photo]

Source: Eyewitness News, 26-Jan-11

21-Jan-11 ZS-HWX MD Helicopters 369D Wonderboompoort, South Africa

The pilot, Lt Col. Koosie De Villiers, and his crewman Lt Col. Shabir Khan, were both seriously injured in the crash.  Eyesitness described the aircraft as being a “total mangled wreck”, with no windows left as it “was all smashed up”.

21-Jan-11

23-Jul-10 ZS-HMY Eurocopter BK117 Witbank, South Africa (7F)

23-Jul-10

South African Police demonstrate forcing down a Hijacked plane using helicopter

South African Police demonstrate forcing down a Hijacked plane using helicopter

Several police units descended on the new King Shaka International Airport in Durban to display how they will handle life-threatening situations  during the World Cup, which starts next month.

14-May-10

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6-May-09 ZS- Eurocopter Bo105 Johannesburg, South Africa

6-May-09 ZS- Eurocopter Bo105 Johannesburg, South Africa

06-May-09

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