Watch| Helicopter crashed in KZN killing two into Umgeni River

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It was a difficult times for paramedics and rescuers on early hours of Monday morning. They battled to retrieve two bodies on helicopter crash site.

Unconfirmed reports have indicated that the helicopter was a small aircraft ordinarily used to spray chemicals and that the two men who are reported to be aged between 30 and 40 were a pilot and student.

KZN VIP Medical Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a helicopter had crashed into the Umgeni River near the N2 freeway. Advanced life Support Paramedics and a rescue team used a rope system and boats to try gain access to the patients in the thick swamp area, Jamieson said,

Once the two occupants were located they were assessed by paramedics however they had sustained fatal injuries and were declared deceased on the scene. The area has been closed off by the police while recovery takes place and for investigations, Jamieson said.

An unconfirmed report has indicated that a bird flew into the aircraft’s propellor and caused the helicopter crash.