Gauteng: Elderly man killed after being hit by gyrocopter at the Vaal Dam.
Gauteng: At 12H06 Sunday afternoon Netcare 911 responded to reports of an aircraft crash on the shore of the Vaal Marina next to the R54.
Reports from the scene indicate that a gyrocopter collided with an elderly male believed to be in his seventies while trying to perform an emergency landing.
The patient was assessed on scene by a Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioner and found to have no signs of life and declared deceased on the scene.
Circumstances leading up to the incident are unknown however the SAPS were on and have secured the area for South African Civil Aviation Authority investigators.
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