2 hurt in microlight crash

2009-11-11 08:04

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Johannesburg - Two men were rescued from the wreck of their crashed microlight by members of the Renosterfontein community on Tuesday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said the aircraft went down around 17:00 at Renosterfontein outside Pretoria, just after it had taken off.

The men, aged 45 and 51, sustained several injuries. They were quickly rescued by the community, stabilised on wooden boards and rushed to hospital before emergency workers reached the scene.

"It is understood from bystanders that the quick action of the two (men's) wives and community members might have been the main reason why the two men are still alive," said Vermaak.

Vermaak said when ER24 paramedics reached the accident scene, bystanders explained what had happened.

Wives, community rescued them


"The two men's wives witnessed this horrific ordeal and immediately called for assistance," said Vermaak.

Members of the community and a medic from a nearby farm also arrived on the scene.

"(The medic) found that both of the men sustained multiple injuries and had to get to a hospital as soon as possible," said Vermaak.

While community members rescued the men from the wreck, another removed the seats of a Vito Kombi to load the two men in.

"It is also understood that the rescue was extremely difficult as the wreck was at the foot of the mountain and access was limited," said Vermaak.

The family members rushed the two men off to a nearby hospital in the area where they received further medical care for their injuries.

- SAPA

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