Missing police helicopter BPS02: Police still clueless

Police have launched a massive air, water and land search and rescue mission after a helicopter carrying three officers went missing over the Okavango Delta on Sunday during what was described as a ‘routine mission’.

“Let us all pray that we find them safe and then we can ask questions about what happened later,” police commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe said in a tense media briefing yesterday. “The only evidence we have is that the helicopter took off but we don’t know what happened after that. Our search is focused on the Okavango Delta.”

Makgophe and his lieutenants at the briefing were unable to shed light on whether the helicopter had any tracking device on board, what communication if any had been received from the pilots, possible locations and reasons behind the disappearance. “Some of the information is technical and it is still too early for us to comment on,” he said.

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