Man dies in Port Elizabeth plane crash

2012-04-17 19:30

Johannesburg - A 57-year-old Cape Town man died when his light aircraft crashed outside Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.

Warrant Officer Alwin Labans said the man was flying alone in a two-seater aircraft when its engine failed and it crashed at Greenbushes, outside Port Elizabeth.

"He died at the scene," Labans said.

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  • barry.mcbride - 2012-04-17 19:57

    Wow, this must be one of the shorter, if not the shortest article, I’ve ever read on news24!

  • Mike - 2012-04-17 19:57

    Twin engine, not two seater.

      Leon - 2012-04-17 20:13

      Why Mike? If it were a Cessna 152 or a Piper Cup or any number of twin seater planes, it could easily be described as a two seater.

      willie.uys - 2012-04-17 21:07

      What are you trying to show? Ignorance? many kit planes are single engined, two-seaters.

      Jason - 2012-04-17 22:44

      Because you dont call a twin engine 6 seater a 2 seater ;)

  • Bob - 2012-04-17 20:29

    Nasty! But at least he died doing what he loved!

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-17 20:31

    Condolences..... Another small plane crashes, Yet another near hit on a Residential area.

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