One dead in Wonderboom plane crash

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Pretoria - One person died in a light aircraft crash at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria on Tuesday morning, Sinoville police said.

“At around 7.35am, the plane was in a lift-off when it crashed in the airport grounds,” said police spokeswoman Mirna von Benecke.

“Only one person was on the plane.”

No one was on the ground at the time, and no other injuries were reported, she said.

The person was identified but the family had not yet been informed.

Von Benecke said she was unable to provide further details on the matter.

Civil Aviation Authority spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu referred queries to the department of transport.

The department's deputy director general for aviation, Zakele Thwala, was not immediately available to comment.

Management at the airport confirmed that an incident had taken place, but could not provide details about it. - Sapa


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