A South African soldier has fallen to his death from a helicopter, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said on Tuesday. The fatal incident happened on Saturday 29 September 2018 during the Special Forces Celebrations in Phalaborwa. A statement from the SANDF read: “Sergeant Goodwill Kabelo Moagi (35) accidentally fell from an SA Air Force (SAAF) Oryx helicopter during a hot extraction demonstration. A formal investigation has been launched to determine the sequence of events that led to the fatal incident.” Sergeant Moagi was the team leader when the tragic incident happened.
The statement said the chief of the SANDF General Solly Shoke, was “saddened by the tragic passing away of an SANDF member stationed at 7 Medical Battalion during a roping demonstration in Phalaborwa”. On behalf of African Pilot, I would like to express my sincere condolences to Sergeant Moagi’s family and friends as well as to members of the SANDF for this tragic accident. My Goodwill’s soul rest in peace.