5 killed in Western Cape plane crash

5 killed in Western Cape plane crash

Western Cape government officials have confirmed that 5 people, including a patient, have been killed in a plane crash in Tygerberg.


The air ambulance, which was from Namibia, went down in a nature reserve on the Tygerberg hills. It had been reported missing after it went off radar this morning. 

It's understood the incident is what led to the delay of flights at Cape Town International Airport this morning.

Earlier, Western Cape Premier Helen  Zille tweeted that until the missing aircraft was accounted for, planes would have to remain grounded so as to not risk mid-air collisions.

One of the planes affected was flight SA-314 with former Proteas cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs and cricket commentator Neil Manthorp on board. 

The Airports Company South Africa's Colin Naidoo told Newswatch earlier that the problems at the airport have been sorted out and flights are now taking off and landing.

(File photo: KZN EMS)

Show's Stories