Plane crash victims still unidentified

2012-09-14 10:36
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Durban - Three people killed in a light aircraft crash near Nagle Dam, outside Cato Ridge in KwaZulu-Natal, had not yet been identified, police said on Friday.

"Their identity is unclear at this stage, pending the investigation which is currently underway," said Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

"The crash is in a remote area."

Mdunge said once the identities of the victims had been confirmed, and their next-of-kin notified, the information would be released to the public.

The aircraft crashed in bushes near the dam on Thursday, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

The dam is located about 50km inland from Durban.

ER24 said the incident happened at about 17:30.

After arriving on the scene, three paramedics and a firefighter set out on foot to locate the aircraft, said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

"After about an hour of walking up the mountain through dense bush, they arrived at the crash site, where they found the wreckage of a light fixed wing aircraft, extensively damaged..."

She said it was impossible to determine the gender or ages of the three, as they had sustained extensive burns.
- SAPA
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