Two injured in plane crash

Two women were injured when a plane crashed after take-off at the Louis Trichardt airstrip.

The pilot and passenger, both in their fifties, took off but the plane failed to gain altitude before tumbling to the ground this morning, police Captain Maano Sadiki said.

Witnesses saw the plane coming to a halt a distance from the airstrip, near Tshikota township.

The women sustained minor injuries and were rushed off to a local hospital for treatment. Civil aviation authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.

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