2 hurt in plane crash

2010-07-27 12:10

Louis Trichardt  - Two women were injured when a plane crashed after take-off at Louis Trichardt airstrip on Tuesday morning, Limpopo police said.

The pilot and passenger, both in their 50s, took off but the plane failed to gain altitude before tumbling to the ground, Captain Maano Sadiki said.

Witnesses saw the plane coming to a halt a distance from the airstrip, near Tshikota township.

The women sustained minor injuries and were rushed off to a local hospital for treatment.

Civil aviation authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.