Winkelspruit crash pilot named

2015-08-26 18:45
The scene after yesterday’s plane crash at Winkelspruit. Two people died.

The scene after yesterday’s plane crash at Winkelspruit. Two people died. (Jonathan Erasmus)

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Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following the death of two people in the crash of a light aircraft on the South Coast on Tuesday.

It was reported on Tuesday that a flight instructor and his student died when their four-seater Cessna 172 hit a power cable and crashed beside the N2 near Winkelspruit.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Major Thulani Zwane, said the pilot has been identified as Kavish Narain, 20, while the passenger is yet to be identified.

“The passenger has not yet been identified because we are still waiting for the relatives from Congo to identify the body. We believe he is a foreigner,” said Zwane.

Police on Tuesday reportedly said that the plane belonged to the Durban Aviation Centre, based at Virginia Airport.

When News24 contacted the Durban Aviation Centre, it promised to send a statement regarding the accident but failed to do so.

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