Plane crashes near Durban airport

2012-05-04 18:01
Durban - A light aircraft crashed on a beach near the Virginia airport in Durban on Friday afternoon, paramedics said.

Crisis Medical spokesperson Dean Macpherson said the pilot was not injured.

"It is believed that the plane took off from Virginia airport and shortly afterwards reported engine trouble... a full emergency landing was then declared," he said in a statement.

"The plane attempted to land back at Virginia [but] crash-landed on Virginia beach adjacent to the airport."

The cause of the crash was being investigated, Macpherson said.
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