2 people killed after light aircraft crashes in Midrand

Two people have been killed after a light aircraft crashed near Midrand, Johannesburg in a residential area.

Paramedics were on the scene where they said the victims are the pilot and a gardener.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the pilot who died was a woman. 

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says it is investigating the cause of the crash.

CAA spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said the CAA received notice of the accident at 11:40 this morning.

He said the plane took off from Grand Central airport - a privately owned airport that is open to the public.

It is not yet clear where the plane was going.

Investigators are currently on the scene, Ledwaba said.

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