Pilot dies in KZN plane crash

15 March 2020 - 19:13 By TimesLIVE
Police and private rescue services on Sunday were called out to a plane crash in the Umkomazi River valley.
Police and private rescue services on Sunday were called out to a plane crash in the Umkomazi River valley.
Image: Supplied / IPSS Medical Rescue

A light aircraft crash in KwaZulu-Natal claimed the life of one person on Sunday.

According to Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue, a group of kayakers spotted the aircraft crashing in the Umkomazi River valley.

When rescue services — including police search and rescue, and the Mountain Club of SA — went to the scene, there was nothing they could do.

“The wreckage was located by the [search and rescue] units and unfortunately this was not a survivable accident,” said Herbst.

It was only the pilot on board, he added.


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