Two killed in light aircraft crash

A light aircraft has crashed shortly after take-off from an airstrip in Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, killing two people.

It is believed that the plane was destined for the Umkomaas Airfield on the province’s south coast. Spokesperson for the South African Civil Aviation Authority, Kabelo Ledwaba, says a team of investigators have begun collecting evidence on site.

He says a preliminary report into the incident will be issued in thirty days.

“Initial reports indicate that the aircraft with two persons on board crashed just moments after takeoff fatally injuring both occupants the aero plane which is a light sports aircraft had taken off from Eva’s field which is an airstrip in Hilton and was heading for Umkoomaas airfield which is situated at the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal.”