Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lancair T360, ZU-YUM: Fatal accident occurred February 14, 2015 near Parys, Free State, South Africa

Cape Town -Paramedics and other emergency personnel are on the scene of a light aircraft crash in the veld close to the R59 near Parys.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann reports that "A man and his five-year-old son has tragically lost their lives during a light aircraft crash near the R59 near Parys this afternoon."

The man was found outside the aircraft but the child was still inside. 

"They were declared dead" on the scene says ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing. 

Paramedics received the call for assistance at 15:45 following the crash. 

A large area was covered with aircraft debris following the crash.

Exact detail surrounding the cause of the crash and preceding events are the the subject of a Civil Aviation Authority investigation.

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Johannesburg -  A man and a child were killed when their light aircraft crashed in a veld in Parys on Saturday, private emergency services ER24 said.

The child was found inside the aircraft. 

The adult outside the aircraft, said spokeswoman Chitra Bodasing.

The crash was close to the R59.

Both were declared dead on the scene.

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