Plet plane crash: NSRI ‘hopes to find survivors’

2011-02-09 07:16

The wreckage of an aircraft, believed to be that of a plane that went missing over Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, has been found.

“The wreckage was located just off shore of the Robberg Nature Reserve [this morning],” the National Sea Rescue Institute’s spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, said.

“At this stage the operation is still being treated as a search and rescue. We hope to find survivors,” he said.

An aircraft that had been travelling from Queenstown to Plettenberg Bay yesterday disappeared while trying to land near the Robberg Nature Reserve in heavy fog.

The single-engine aircraft was carrying two crew and seven employees of Italtile Ltd, the company’s spokesperson Del-Maree English said.

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