Two air force pilots injured in crash-landing near Langebaan

A Cessna Caravan (File, AP)
A Cessna Caravan (File, AP)

Cape Town – Two South African Air Force pilots were seriously injured when their plane crash-landed in Langebaan on Thursday morning.

The Cessna Caravan landed on a private farm shortly after midnight while on a routine night flying exercise at the Langebaanweg base, said SA National Defence Force spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini.

“Both pilots sustained varying degrees of injuries and they are currently hospitalized.”

According to the unofficial South African Air Force website, a lieutenant colonel and a captain were critically injured.

Dlamini said internal defence force processes were initiated to convene a board of inquiry, in order to determine the cause of the accident.

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