Helicopter Crash in Schoemanskloof Kills Lion Sands Game Resort CEO

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By George Hatcher


A privately owned Robinson R-44 with four aboard crashed in the vicinity of Schoemanskloof outside Nelspruit in South Africa. The flight had taken off from Johannesburg and was en route to White river when it crashed in heavy mist. No one aboard survived. The fatalities were listed as Nick More, Pierre de Villiers, Lance Cooper and Elmarie Martens.

Remains of the victims will be handled at the state mortuary in Pretoria.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority will be investigating the crash site, Zondagskraal farm, four kilometers from the N4 highway.

Pilot Mr Nick More, owned the helicopter and was CEO of Lion Sands Game Resort.

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport indicated that the flight plan listed that More departed from Nelspruit Airfield at 06:30, collected passengers at Casterbridge. The destination was listed as Grand Central Airport in Gauteng.

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