Army Confirms Helicopter Crash Landing, Says No One Injured
In an interview with The Herald yesterday Zimbabwe Defence Forces spokesperson, Colonel Overson Mugwisi confirmed an Alouette III helicopter carrying Secretary for Defence and War Veterans Mr Martin Rushwaya force-landed in Gutu on Saturday.
Colonel Mugwisi said he is still waiting for full details on the incident. Said Mugwisi:
Yes I have heard about the incident. I am still trying to get a full briefing on what transpired from our people on the ground.
Acting Provincial Administrator for Masvingo province Mr Roy Hove told the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation that the helicopter landed after developing a mechanical fault. No one was injured in the incident although the helicopter damaged its wheels and propellers. The incident occurred near Ranga school while the helicopter was headed for Harare from Gutu.