Lucky escape for light aircraft pilots, passenger
Pretoria - Two light aircrafts crashed in
separate incidents on Saturday, one in Polokwane and one in Pretoria,
ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the
first incident happened around 09:30 in Laboria, Polokwane.
"A man, 38, had to make an emergency
landing on a farm and crash landed onto a make-shift island in a dam,"
The man's five-year-old son was with him.
Paramedics found the plane on its belly when
"The pilot was standing outside the
plane with a young boy lying on the wing and we had to shout to him for a
telephone number so we could have better communication," Banks said.
Rubber dinghies were used to reach the
Both victims were treated for possible neck
and back injuries and the child was being treated for a possible broken leg.
They were taken to hospital in a stable
Aviation authorities were investigating the
cause of the crash.
In a second incident a light aircraft crashed
into a tree in a field on the N1 near Petroport in Pretoria.
The pilot was uninjured and aviation
authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.