Search for missing light aircraft in KZN underway

07 June 2018 - 12:20 By Jeff Wicks
Officials are trying to establish what happened to an ultralight aircraft which left Newcastle and was scheduled to land in St Lucia on Wednesday night.
Officials are trying to establish what happened to an ultralight aircraft which left Newcastle and was scheduled to land in St Lucia on Wednesday night.
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A search is underway for a light aircraft which didn’t arrive as scheduled in St Lucia on Wednesday night.

It is understood that an ultralight aircraft, which had taken off in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal earlier in the day‚ did not arrive in the northern coastal town as planned.

The aircraft‚ with the call sign ZU-PCB‚ is thought to be missing somewhere between the two airstrips.

Air traffic control officials‚ alongside search and rescue teams‚ are currently formulating a search plan.

This is a developing story.

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