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Vic Falls chopper crash victims discharged

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TWO American tourists who were admitted at Health Bridge Hospital on Saturday after a helicopter meant to fly them above the Victoria Falls waterfalls crash-landed soon after take-off were discharged yesterday morning.

OWN CORRESPONDENT

All flights were immediately suspended by the Zambezi Helicopter Company after the crash, but normal service resumed yesterday.

Janice Mitchel and William Leau sustained minor bruises, but their blood pressure shot up after the near-fatal crash just before midday.

The six-seater chopper performed a hard landing immediately after going airborne.

All six passengers managed to walk away from the wreckage and Mitchel and Leau were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after their blood pressure shot up.

The helicopter was damaged and relevant authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

The crash comes just over a month after two Australian tourists and a Germany pilot survived death by a whisker when their Cessna plane crashed near Victoria Falls International Airport.

One tourist died and 19 were injured in early July when a tram they were travelling in collided with a goods train in the resort town.

The tourist died in a South African hospital where he had been airlifted for specialist treatment.

The tourists from the United States Australia and Canada were in Victoria Falls for a wedding, which was aborted after the accident.

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