Cape Town - A pilot was injured when his light aircraft crashed at the Stellenbosch Airfield in the Western Cape on Friday, paramedics said.

The 46-year-old was trying to take off when the aircraft's tail hit the ground and the plane overturned, ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija said.

The man was treated for fractures and lacerations and taken to Mediclinic Vergelegen.

The accident would be investigated.

Sapa