Netcare confirms helicopter tragedy in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal
Thursday, 21 January 2021 Netcare this afternoon confirmed that a Netcare 911 Helicopter has crashed near Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, tragically claiming the lives of all on board.
Netcare this afternoon confirmed that a Netcare 911 Helicopter has
crashed near Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, tragically claiming the lives of all on board.
“The whole of Netcare falls silent as we bow our heads in
tribute, respect, love and memory of our fallen colleagues and frontline heroes who have died in the line of
“There are no words adequate to describe our sense of profound loss
and grief at this terrible time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families,” said Dr Richard Friedland,
chief executive officer of Netcare.
“We are profoundly saddened, and our deepest sympathies are with the
families and loved ones of our colleagues aboard Netcare 1 air ambulance, which was carrying a pilot and
four healthcare personnel on board when it crashed near Bergville,” says Craig Grindell, managing director
of Netcare 911.
“We are shocked beyond words at the tragic loss of these healthcare
heroes. The details surrounding the crash are not yet clear. We will however issue a further statement once
more information becomes available and the next of kin of those aboard have been notified,” concluded
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