A Zimbabwean army helicopter crashed right into a home outdoors the capital Harare, killing a baby and all three crew members, the air drive stated.
The accident passed off on Friday within the village of Arcturus, round 30 kilometres east of Harare.
“The helicopter crashed into a house and sadly claimed the lives of two pilots and a technician as well as a child on the ground,” the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) stated in a press release.
The kid’s mom and one other younger woman have been taken to hospital with burn accidents, it added.
Contact with the helicopter was misplaced after it took off from Zimbabwe’s Manyame Air Base in Harare.
Search and rescue groups despatched to find the plane finally discovered the wreckage.
The AFZ stated the reason for the accident can be investigated and that funeral preparations can be made.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives,” Air Marshal Elson Moyo stated within the assertion.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and those injured.”
Zimbabwe’s air drive has been unable to resume its fleet lately as a result of sanctions imposed by Western international locations for alleged rights violations.
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