Lanseria plane had 'trouble' after takeoff

2013-07-18 12:32
The wreckage of the light plane that crashed near Lanseria Airport. (Flickr, Er24)

The wreckage of the light plane that crashed near Lanseria Airport. (Flickr, Er24)

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Cape Town - A light plane that crashed at Lanseria airport on Thursday morning appeared to be having trouble shortly after takeoff, according to eyewitness accounts.

ER24 spokesperson, Vanessa Jackson, said “according to eyewitnesses it appeared that the trouble started shortly after takeoff and the plane then went down”.

According to Jackson investigations are still underway as to the cause of the plane crash.

Two people were on board the plane when it crashed.

“The light aircraft with the two on board went down in an open field outside of the airport and when rescuers and paramedics arrived it was evident that the two had not survived their injuries,” she said.

It has been confirmed that the casualties include a man and woman.
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