Pilot dies in Cape air crash

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May 12, 2016
Pilot dies in Cape air crash

A man died when his light aircraft crashed in a game reserve in the Herbertsdale area near Mossel Bay.

By the time paramedics arrived on the scene, the pilot had already succumbed to his multiple fatal injuries.

A man was killed when his light aircraft crashed in a game reserve in the Herbertsdale area near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the crash happened yesterday morning.

He said paramedics and fire services arrived on scene where they found the wreck in the bushes, and a trail of debris.

The plane appeared to have crashed and then slid for some distance.

“Paramedics searched the area and found the pilot’s body lying some distance away from the aircraft,” Meiring said.

“Unfortunately, the pilot had already succumbed to his multiple fatal injuries.

“Nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared dead on scene.”

The cause of the accident is not yet known, he added.

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