Plane crashes into shack, 2 dead

2012-03-31 13:26

Johannesburg - Two people died when the light aircraft crashed in Randfontein in Gauteng on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

"Paramedics responded to the scene and found the plane had crashed into a shack," Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

"The pilot and co-pilot [a man and a woman] were killed on impact."

He said two young children were sleeping in the shack when the plane crashed into it.

"They emerged unharmed and were treated by paramedics for shock."

The cause of the accident would be investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority, Wicks said.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-31 13:37

    Those kids gaurdian angels were working overtime! Condolences to the families of the piolet and co-pilot.

      hoyingomane - 2012-03-31 14:21

      A plane on a shack!!!I'm sure they committed suicide but didn't want to go alone!@news24 this is not a racial comment as we don't know the race of people involved in this accident.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-03-31 14:53

      @hoyingomane, dude please dont drag us to the mud that you paddling in. @Antonio, nice one but Barend has a point there. @Shirley, thanks that at least some survived. May their soul rest in peace. Coming to think of it, we hearing more often of small aircrafts crashes in SA. I dont know about other countries. It should be worrying to those with a dream of owning a private jet.

      Patiwe - 2012-03-31 16:53

      Condolences to the crash victims. I wonder where are those kids going to sleep tonight, my thoughts goes to them too looking at the weather in EC.

  • bzengetwa - 2012-03-31 13:38

    Plane crashes into a shack, ok do I still wana fly more in future.Atleast some of the poorest of the poor people got to a plane for the first time.

      Refugee - 2012-03-31 19:42

      HA HA HA HA HA ........U SOOOOO FUNNY ....NOT

  • hoyingomane - 2012-03-31 14:13

    Good for the children,their parents would never afford to buy or own a plane.

  • sifiso.ndlangamandla - 2012-03-31 14:24

    I feel sorry for aircraft victims, but God's mercy proctect the innocent children.

  • Alfred - 2012-03-31 14:42

    I knew this day would come. SA's own 9/11. Condolences to all involved.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-03-31 14:56

      thats damn funny HAHAHAHAHAHA. Who could be involved, Bin Laden is dead? LOL

      Mariska - 2012-04-03 08:20

      Bet you guys don't have ANY loved ones because you have to be very lonely to make comments like that. You are insecure!!!! @ Kabelo handling a broom is much easier then handling a plane. So please don't question. I trust that God will have mercy on your souls one day! @ Condolences to all Family and friends of the pilot my thought are with all of you. He was a good person.

  • Lucastra.khezz - 2012-03-31 14:58

    They were playing with an aircraft and disturbed sleeping kids.

      Shirley - 2012-03-31 16:09

      Is that supposed to be funny? Try and avoid "humour" if your I.Q. is counted in decimals!

      siyadyosiba - 2012-03-31 16:15

      @Shirley cumon give the guy a break. Hv a little bit of humour. HAHAHAHA @ IQ in decimals.

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-03-31 19:03

      Not really scared Oom Kriel. Used to them witches

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-03-31 19:04

      Or Tanie. Ur name keeps changing. Maybe it the black or white magic.

  • Nico - 2012-03-31 22:58

    Party van julle praat darem nou twak met 'n hoofletter K.

  • Adele - 2012-04-01 00:18

    One of the deceased was a family member, have some respect !!

  • Rashida - 2012-04-01 07:54

    @antoniodacruz you are very insensitive and to the families of the deceased sorry for your lost may they rip

  • KevinGair - 2012-04-02 08:16

    I would just like to say that the pilot was a friend of mine, and I ask all of you to keep your unjust and impolite comments to yourself. More info before you think this was a suicidal event "it appears that the plane’s engine went dead and the pilot was forced to land", said The CAA's Phindiwe Gwebu. Please instead of your mud-slingig comments, give the families your prayers.Thank you.

  • edward.herbst - 2012-05-06 10:12

    It amazes me that an aircraft accident which is purely that .an accident... can become a racist attack on blacks by white fat cats. just reading the callous and unjust comments makes me sick,ignorance is bliss .

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