Zimbabwe Air Force helicopter crashes home, killing four people, including children

Harare-The Air Force said in a statement that a Zimbabwean Air Force helicopter crashed on Friday and three crew members and one child fell to the ground when they came home.

The helicopter was on a training mission, and when it disappeared on the radar, there were two pilots and one technician.

It came down to the house of Arcturus, an agricultural area about 18.6 miles east of the capital Harare.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of life due to the unfortunate accident,” said Marshal Elson Moyo.

Social media showed a video of the burnt part of the helicopter and security forces investigating.

The Zimbabwean Air Force has complained that helicopters and fighters are old, but sanctions from Western countries prevented them from buying new ones.

By MacDonald Dzirutwe