An SA Air Force Agusta 109 crashed just north of Satara just after 18h00 last night. One pilot + 4 other SANDF members on board. All deceased.
It is believed that the helicopter was as part of "Anti-Rhino-Poaching" operation at the time of the crash. No further details currently available.
The SA Air Force aviation safety record is getting worse by the day. Several Agusta 109's and other SAAF aircraft crashed in the past. HERE is a record of SAAF crashes that occurred recently.