South Africa 24.10.2013 03:37 pm

Man dies in WCape plane crash

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

Image courtesy stock.xchnge

A man was killed when his light aircraft crashed into a farm outside Stellenbosch, Western Cape, on Thursday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesman Christo Venter said the aircraft went down shortly after take-off.

“After it crashed, it started to burn. Fire-fighters and various paramedics rushed to the scene, and the fire-fighters extinguished the blaze,” he said.

“Unfortunately the pilot, believed to be the only one in the plane, passed away.”

Officials were investigating the accident.

Sapa

 

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