Monday, February 26, 2018

Cessna 210: Fatal accident occurred February 24, 2018 near Oudtshoorn, South Africa

CAPE TOWN – Two people have died in a plane crash in Oudtshoorn. 

The light aircraft was travelling from Cape Town to Graaf Reinet when it came down on Saturday.

Authorities are probing the cause of the incident.

The police's Malcolm Pojie says, “Initial investigation reveals that the light aircraft departed from Cape Town on Saturday morning but it never reached its destination and it was reported missing.

“Subsequent to that we started a search for plane and on Sunday morning the remains of the plane as well as the bodies were found.”

Original article can be found here ➤

Cape Town - The South African Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the cause of a crash after the burnt wreckage of an aircraft, reported missing on Saturday, was found in the mountains a day later, the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Center confirmed on Monday.

The Cessna C210 was reported missing on Saturday afternoon, between Mossel Bay and Graaff-Reinet. It had been carrying two occupants.

Spokesperson Santjie White said in a statement that a joint operations center was established at the Oudtshoorn airfield.

At first light on Sunday, an aerial search operation was conducted with the assistance of police, the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service, Eden Metro Rescue emergency medical services, the air force's 15 Squadron, the Mountain Club of South Africa, Air Traffic Navigation Services and volunteering locals.

"The wreckage was found five nautical miles north of Oudtshoorn and unfortunately, no survivors could be accounted for," White said.

Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie confirmed that two bodies were found with the aircraft, both burnt beyond recognition.

An inquest docket has been opened for investigation, Pojie said.

Original article can be found here ➤

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