Hijackers challenge the Task Force.
Hijackers in South Africa come off second best after testing out the capability of the South African Task Force one of the most elite police units in the world.
“You have never lived till you have almost died and for those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know”. – ‘Task Force Motto’
The incident was described as follows:
• Oryx helicopter pilots were busy with training ops in conjunction with the task force in Bloemfontein
• A call came in of an attempted hijacking and probable casualty on the Bultfontein road.
• They touched down after their exercise when the call came in, and took off almost immediately.
• The incident happened somewhere on the Bultfontein road, but with the following incidents in sequence:
1: Call comes in and they radio that ETA is approx. 3.5 minutes.
2: 3 minutes after take off they spot a Q7 doing about 180km/h on a gravel road
3: Coming down to about 3 meters above ground level next to the Q7 they confirm the suspects
4: They fly out in front of them and attempt to land in the gravel road to stop them… the Q7 heads for Oryx and they pull up.
5: They reach the Bultfontein road and turn onto tar, now they are doing 250km/h
6: Again they come down to about 3 meters next to the Q7 running flat taps
7: The next moment the suspects pull out 4 AK47’s
8: All hell breaks loose and the winners are: TAAAAASK FOOOOOOORCE !!!
big thank you to members of the task force trying to make this country a peaceful and lovely place to live in daily while risking their lives.
“You have never lived till you have almost died and for those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know”.