Small plane crashes in Cape nature reserve - reports

2015-08-16 09:30
Debris after the Cessna 441 Conquest V5-NRS plane crashed in the Plattekloof area. (File, EMS)

Debris after the Cessna 441 Conquest V5-NRS plane crashed in the Plattekloof area. (File, EMS)

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Cape Town - A plane with five people on board reportedly crashed in the nature reserve on Tygerberg Hills, Cape Town, on Sunday morning.

Earlier on Sunday, Western Cape premier Helen Zille wrote on Twitter that there were delays at Cape Town International Airport because a small plane had lost radio contact.

A few minutes later she tweeted: "Tragically the small aircraft crashed into the Tygerberg Mountain. Now that it has been located, planes can take off again."

Again she tweeted that it had been confirmed that a medical plane from the Northern Cape with five people on board crashed in the nature reserve on Tygerberg Hills.

Airports Company of SA referred all queries to Air Traffic Management, which could not be reached for comment.

More detail to follow.

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