New details of fatal Cape air crash

2016-05-11 17:21
A man died after his light aircraft crashed at a game reserve in Herbersdale near Mosselbaai. (Supplied)

A man died after his light aircraft crashed at a game reserve in Herbersdale near Mosselbaai. (Supplied)

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Cape Town - A plane that crashed near Herbertsdale near Mossel Bay on Wednesday, killing the pilot and sole occupant, had been on a private flight.

News24 has established that the aircraft ZU-KAM had taken off from Port Elizabeth shortly before 09:00.

The aircraft, an Amatuer Vans RV-7, later crashed into the veld.  

Port Elizabeth’s PTC Aviation CEO Attie Niemann said the pilot had yet to be identified.

He did however say that he was aware the plane had been on a private flight not associated with the company.

He said the pilot may be an employee of the company, but was unwilling to proffer further details until the pilot was identified by authorities.  

A man died after his light aircraft crashed at a game reserve in Herbersdale near Mosselbaai. (Supplied)

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