The light aircraft crash, which occurred near Plettenberg Bay Airport, claimed the lives of two people on board. One of them had succumbed to his injuries on the scene and the other passed away in hospital.
The crash occurred on Monday evening. At the moment, the local police are investigating the possible causes that led to the tragedy.
“We are sad to report that a small aircraft, a windglider, carrying two man on board crashed near the Bitou Airport this evening. Rescue workers rushed to the scene and worked hard to free the two people from the wreck. However, reports received indicate that one of the men died whilst the other one is in a critical condition and was rushed to the Knysna private hospital. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wish the injured person a speedy recovery,” the representatives of Bitou Municipality stated.