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Two killed in aircraft crash

Two people were declared dead after their light aircraft crashed outside Lephalale. Picture: ER24

Two people were declared dead after their light aircraft crashed outside Lephalale. Picture: ER24

Published Mar 14, 2016

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Johannesburg - Two people have died following the crash of a light aircraft a few kilometres outside Lephalale in Limpopo province, emergency services said on Monday.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the crash occurred on Sunday night.

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“Paramedics arrived on scene and found the wreckage of the aircraft in a bush. It had crashed and caught alight.”

It is understood that members of the local community got together to douse the fire, he said.

“Close by to the wreckage lay two bodies.”

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Meiring said the two people had succumbed due to the severe injuries sustained.

The exact cause of the incident was unknown.

Authorities were on scene to investigate.

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African News Agency

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