23-Apr-13 ZS-HLS Robinson R44 Schoemanskloof, South Africa (4F)

Helicopter departed Nelspruit, picked up passengers at Casterbridge and was en route to Grand Central, but crashed in an open field.  Visibility is quoted in press reports as a possible factor.  The victims were named as Nicholas More, Pierre de Villiers, Lance Cooper and Elmarie Martens.

Date:
23 April, 2013
Reg:
ZS-HLS
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R44
MSN:
13184
Location:
Schoemanskloof - on Zondagskraal farm approx 4km from nearest highway
Country:
South Africa
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
4
Link:
http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/mpumalanga/lion-sands-co-owner-killed-in-crash-1.1505551
Link:
http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/lowveld/lowveld-news-general?oid=7289495&sn=Detail&pid=490165&Helicopter-crashes--four-confirmed-dead
Link:
http://www.flyafrica.info/forums/showthread.php?56312-R44-(ZS-HLS)-Missing-(wreck-found)-Lydenburg-Area

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