3 killed after plane crashes shortly after taking off in Mpumalanga

Mbombela - Three people were killed when their light aircraft crashed on a mountain immediately after taking off in Carolina, Mpumalanga, the South African Police Services posted on its Facebook page on Sunday.

According to the post, the victims - two men and one woman - had not yet been identified, but were believed to be from Mpumalanga.

“Two of them are burnt beyond recognition except for one whose upper body is still identifiable.”

Civil Aviation officials were investigating the cause of the crash and the police have opened an inquest.


The burnt remains of the light plane. (Photo from SA Police Service, Facebook)

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