14.12.2011 The light aircraft that crashed on the R55 near Laudium killing two people on Wednesday evening. Picture: Supplied

A 57-year-old Cape Town man died when his light aircraft crashed outside Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.

Warrant Officer Alwin Labans said the man was flying alone in a two-seater aircraft when its engine failed and it crashed at Greenbushes, outside Port Elizabeth.

“He died at the scene,” Labans said. - Sapa