One dead after microlight hits power lines

2016-04-01 10:50

Durban - The pilot of a microlight was killed when the aircraft struck power lines and crashed in Glendale, north of Durban, on Friday morning.

It is understood that the craft had been spraying crops at the time of the crash.

IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson Dylan Meyrick said that medics had received a report of the crash and had searched for the wreckage for nearly half an hour.

"Paramedics arrived to find that the aircraft had crashed into a sugarcane field. One of the wings of the light craft was spotted jutting out of the cane," he said.

"On examination of the wreckage, we found that the pilot had sustained severe injuries and had sadly died as a result," Meyrick added.

He said that the pilot was the only occupant of the aircraft.

Read more on:    durban  |  air crashes

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.