Air show crash being investigated

2012-06-30 15:07


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Johannesburg – The cause of a crash at the Klerksdorp Air Show that killed the L-39 Albatros’ pilot on Saturday morning is still unknown, said authorities.

 "We are not certain what caused the crash. It's only been a couple of hours," said North West department of community safety spokesperson Simon Mope.

Mope said the cause of the crash would need to be investigated.

Investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority were at the scene to assess the situation.

Earlier the SA National Defence Force confirmed the Albatros was a civilian aircraft.

The pilot's identity could not be made public as his next of kin needed to be informed.

Mope said no one else was injured in the crash, but the road next to the airport leading to Stilfontein was still closed as debris littered the road.

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