Police name wrong man in crash

2014-03-18 00:00

THE police have apologised after incorrectly naming Shaun Fraizer as one of the victims of the weekend’s light aircraft crash at Camper­down.

A revised list of the victims names Craig Smit, Kim Patrick Gibbings (pilot) and Hennie Coetzee (instructor and managing director of FlyJetstream Aviation & Blue Chip Flight School) as those who were killed.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said yesterday, “In the initial statement supplied to police on the day of the accident, a witness who knew the victims confirmed to police that the third victim was Shaun Fraizer.”

He said they had since been in contact with Fraizer, who has confirmed that he is in fact alive and well.

“We have since confirmed that the third deceased [instructor] was in fact Hennie Coetzee.

“This office apologises for the confusion that arose from the witness statement,” said Naicker.

Fraizer told The Witness yesterday that he had been inundated with calls from concerned friends and family who had read in the media that he had died.

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