Light aircraft makes emergency landing near Lanseria

2010-11-13 10:22

A light aircraft had to make an emergency landing near Lanseria Airport, north of Johannesburg, after experiencing technical problems, Gauteng paramedics said today.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said the aircraft was performing a test flight this morning when it got into trouble and made an emergency landing near Kromdraai Road, about 10km from Malibongwe Drive.

She said the pilot managed to avoid numerous boundary fences and landed in an open field, causing little damage to his craft.

He sustained minor injuries and was airlifted to 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria.

Two passengers sustained minor injuries.

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