Divers search for aircraft in dam

2013-04-17 08:03
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Mmabatho - Divers have started searching for an aircraft which crashed into Modimola dam in Mmabatho, North West police said on Wednesday.

"Police divers started searching for the aircraft this morning. We do not have information yet about the aircraft and as to how many people were in it before it went down," said Brigadier Thulani Ngubani.

The aircraft crashed into the dam on Tuesday evening. It was seen by a cattle herder near the dam, said Ngubani.

He said it was not clear whether the aircraft was plane or a helicopter, but police thought it might have been a training plane from the nearby Mafikeng airport.

Divers in boats abandoned a search on Tuesday because it was too dark and the dam was too deep, Ngubani said.

He said he could not confirm the cause of the accident or any other details until the aircraft had been retrieved and investigations had started.

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