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SA acrobatic pilot dies in plane crash at China air show – reports

27 August 2016 - 17:35 By TMG Digital

Former world aerobatics champion and Durban pilot Michel Leusch is reported to have been killed in a plane crash at an air show in China. Netwerk24 reported that the 33-year-old South African pilot was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in north-central China's Gansu province on Saturday morning after failing to pull out of a dive. It said he was part of a group of South African aerobatics pilots participating in air shows in China.South Africa pilot dead in plane crash in China air show. Plane lost control when diving https://t.co/KlPbkFpBuypic.twitter.com/sm1iOUTCEu— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 27, 2016asyncChina Xinhua News said in a tweet: “South Africa pilot dead in plane crash in China air show. Plane lost control when diving. A message on the AvCom aviation site read: “Michel Leusch has tragically crashed in China. A huge loss for all South African flying and especially those who knew and flew with him.”Durban North resident Michel Leusch was crowned world champion at the Intermediate World Aerobatic Championships at Mossel Bay in 2014...

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