SA man among the dead on Malaysian flight

Johannesburg – eNCA speaks to the Shane Hattingh, the brother-in-law of the South African helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel, who was among nearly 300 plane crash victims on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Video: eNCA
Johannesburg – eNCA speaks to the Shane Hattingh, the brother-in-law of the South African helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel, who was among nearly 300 plane crash victims on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Video: eNCA
Johannesburg – eNCA speaks to the Shane Hattingh, the brother-in-law of the South African helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel, who was among nearly 300 plane crash victims on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Video: eNCA
Johannesburg – eNCA speaks to the Shane Hattingh, the brother-in-law of the South African helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel, who was among nearly 300 plane crash victims on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Video: eNCA
Durban - The family of a South African helicopter pilot, who was among nearly 300 plane crash victims, is yearning for answers. Cameron Dalziel had been returning to his wife and sons in Malaysia when tragedy struck. Video: eNCA
A photo of South African helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel, lifted from his Facebook profile. Dalziel has been confirmed as being among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash. Photo: Facebook.com / cameron.dalziel
Durban - The family of a South African helicopter pilot, who was among nearly 300 plane crash victims, is yearning for answers. Cameron Dalziel had been returning to his wife and sons in Malaysia when tragedy struck. Photo: eNCA
JOHANNESBURG - It’s been confirmed that South African Cameron Dalziel was among nearly 300 victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17.

The plane was shot down over Ukraine, killing everyone on board.

The 47-year-old Dalziel was not travelling on a South African passport, but a British one.

He was a South African citizen who was born in Zimbabwe.

He leaves behind his wife and two sons, aged four and 14.

Dalziel moved to Malaysia last year to take up a position with CHC Helicopters.

His brother-in-law, Shane Hattingh, says he moved there to spend more time with his family.

He says Dalziel had been flying choppers all over the world, and had been away from his family for about 10 years.

It's been reported that there may have been a second person, also with South African ties, aboard the flight, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Nelson Kgwete from the Department of International Relations says the government will assist where necessary.

* Listen to excerpts in the gallery above, from a studio interview with Shane Hattingh, brother-in-law of the deceased.

 

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