Shaking up higher education – Drama as helicopter lands at UCT 2


 Francis Hweshe


The University of Cape Town awoke to drama this morning as a small private helicopter made an emergency landing on Cross Campus road in the middle of campus at around 9am.


Fortunately, no one was injured.


According to eyewitnesses, the helicopter “hit the top of some trees on the side of the road and then immediately afterwards attempted to land.”


The university said that during the landing, the helicopter tumbled onto its side and the pilot and three passengers were “shaken but not visibly hurt.”


“UCT emergency services were on the scene almost immediately and assisted the pilot and passengers and alerted the police.” A BuaNews report

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2 thoughts on “Shaking up higher education – Drama as helicopter lands at UCT

  • Ashwell Glasson

    Yup, I just missed it myself Sylvia. My girlfriend and I were just driving into the Middle Campus just as it happened. The wind and conditions must have contributed to it. Considering where it settled, it was quite lucky as it just missed the M3. The campus team were really good at sorting it out along with the police, emergency services and so on.