Watch this terrifying footage of a helicopter crash in Kroonstad. According to the CAA The pilot made a statement as the camera approached them that the hydraulic system of the
helicopter had failed. The hydraulic system was tested after the accident and was found to be in a serviceable
The pilot was caught off guard when he inadvertently selected the hydraulic switch to the off position instead of
selecting the speaker to the on position and was therefore unable to control the aircraft prior to impact.
The pilot and two of the passengers were not injured, the passenger that was seated in the left front seat
sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage,
main rotor blades, skid gear and tail boom.