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Pilot dies in light aircraft crash in Ermelo



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A light Aircraft has crashed in Ermelo in Mpumalanga, killing a pilot estimated to be around 60 years old.

The incident occurred next to an airfield yesterday morning.

Police in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are investigating the incident.

The pilot was confirmed dead by emergency services.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Donald Mdluli says a preliminary investigation shows that the pilot was travelling alone during the time of the crash.

“Stakeholders and emergency [personnel] were summoned to the crash site in Ermelo. Unfortunately, the man who was the pilot of the plane was certified dead [on the] scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that the pilot was alone during the time of the crash.”

“More details about the crash will be shared in due course. However, it appears as if the plane was coming from Bethlehem in the Free State province.”

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