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The pilot of SANDF Viper was killed when his aircraft crashed during a performance at the Klerksdorp Air Show in the North West province on Saturday morning, paramedics said.
The pilot was attempting an aerial manoeuvre when the aircraft crashed, bursting into flames on impact, Netcare 911 spokesman Jeffrey Wicks said.
“The cause of the crash and the series of events preceding it remain uncertain and will form the subject of a Civil Aviation Authority investigation.”
Further details were not immediately available. - Sapa