CAPE TOWN – The traffic department says that an South African National Defence Force (SANDF) helicopter has crashed in Worcester near the side of the Huguenot Tunnel on the N1 highway.
It is believed that eight occupants were inside the helicopter at the time of the crash.
No fatalities have been reported.
The Du Toitskloof Pass and Huguenot Tunnel have both been closed following the crash.
Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa: “Currently we have a situation just outside the Huguenot tunnel next to the N1 where a chopper went down. The chopper struck overhead power cables. We’re urging motorists coming from Cape Town to please make use of the Sir Lowry’s Pass, Grabouw-Villiersdorp road towards Worcester or from Cape Town via Paarl, Wellington, Tulbagh, Wolseley to get back to Worcester.”
PHOTO: An SANDF helicopter crashed near Worcester on 10 December 2017. Picture: JP Smith/City of Cape Town