Friday, July 19, 2013

► SOUTH AFRICA: Cirrus light aircraft crashes just outside Johannesburg Lanseria Airport; 2 dead.

Two people were killed yesterday morning when their Cirrus SR-20 (ZS-CAP) light aircraft crashed after take off from Johannesburg's Lanseria International Airport. According to the South African Press Association, a Lanseria spokeswoman has stated that the "plane left the airport and appeared to be trying to return when it crashed on open land outside the airport."

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While the exact details of the crash are not yet known, the two passengers are known to be a man and a woman who were out on a training flight. "When rescuers and paramedics arrived it was evident that the two had not survived their injuries. Paramedics declared them dead a short while later," ER24 spokesperson, Vanessa Jackson, said.