Brothers die in plane crash

2012-01-07 13:16

Two brothers died after their light aircraft crashed at a farm in the Free State.

“They were brothers from Port Elizabeth and it looks like they were doing a practice run from and back to Port Elizabeth when the accident happened,” said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Marianette Olivier.

The Cessna 150 aircraft crashed at 9.40am today at the Fyfergat farm in the Kruisrivier area, killing the brothers, aged 35 and 37.

Olivier said Civil Aviation Authority members were expected on the scene later in the day to assess the cause of the accident.

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