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Stewart Graham, had been “living the dream” after moving to South Africa when his chopper clipped an electricity pylon.
The pilot, from Edinburgh, Scotland, had popped the question to his girlfriend Jess Schmid in September last year.
He proudly announced the engagement on Facebook with his pals responding “so happy for you” and “congratulations.”
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Stewart Graham Age
Stewart Graham was 25-years-old.
On Instagram, Stewart wrote about his new life on the African continent, saying: “Proudly Scottish, born and raised. Living the dream in South Africa.”
He was killed in the early hours of January 19 while spraying pesticide on a pear orchard in the town of Wolseley.
A four-month investigation concluded there were no signs of a mechanical failure in the moments leading up to the crash or poor weather conditions.
A report by South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority read: “It is possible that at the time of collision with the earth conductor, the helicopter might have been in a nose-down attitude.
“This might have prompted the pilot to attempt an evasive manoeuvre which may have resulted in one of the main rotor blades severing the left-front and midsection of the helicopter, as well as the tail boom section.
“The distribution of the wreckage is indicative of an in-flight break-up, which resulted in the helicopter’s debris being scattered at a diameter of about 80 metres around the main wreckage.”
Ten minutes later, Koos Moller – who owned the orchard – heard a loud popping sounds followed by a few seconds of silence and then a loud crash.