Two dead in Lanseria plane crash named

20 July 2013 - 12:15 By Sapa
Lanseria International Airport. File photo
Lanseria International Airport. File photo
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The two people who died in a light aircraft crash near Lanseria International Airport outside Johannesburg were identified

Beeld named them as Odette Prinsloo, 24, a flight instructor from Lanseria and Jaun Claasen, 19, a trainee.

The two were reportedly on a training flight when the plane crashed on Thursday.

According to Beeld, Claasen from Hartbeespoort was crazy about flying and worked part-time at a gym to finance his flight training.

Airport spokeswoman Claudette Vianello said eyewitnesses stated the plane left the airport and appeared to be trying to return when it crashed on open land outside the airport.

Officials were trying to determine the cause of the crash.