JUST IN: Army helicopter crash lands in Gutu

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An Alouette 3 helicopter had to do a forced landing in the Mchakazi area in Gutu Central yesterday near Ranga school after the aircraft developed a fault while airborne.

The aircraft was traveling to Gutu from Harare.

According to the Acting Provincial Administrator for Masvingo Mr Roy Hove, the helicopter developed a fault before arriving at its intended destination.

Mr Hove told ZBC News that the pilot eventually managed to control and land the aircraft.

The aircraft wheels and propeller were damaged during the forced landing.

Among those on board the helicopter was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Mr Martin Rushwaya.

Mr Hove says those on board escaped without any injuries.

— ZBC


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