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Man killed in Ilembe District plane crash

A man has been killed in a microlight crash on the north coast. 

Ilembe plane crash
IPSS Medical Rescue

The light aircraft crashed in a sugarcane plantation near Glendale in the Ilembe District a little earlier this morning. 


Unconfirmed reports from the scene suggest the microlight struck power lines in the area. 


IPSS Medical Rescue's Paul Herbst says the pilot was fatally injured. 


"It seems like a microlight aircraft has gone down. Unfortunately, the pilot sustained serious injuries and was declared dead on arrival. Search and Rescue parties are also here to try and get him out to the nearest main roads," he said.  


Emergency services say the microlight spraying crop was being flown by a single occupant. The South African Civil Aviation Authority will investigate the exact cause of the crash.


Man killed in Ilembe District plane crash
IPSS Medical Rescue
Man killed in Ilembe District
IPSS Medical Rescue
Ilembe plane crash
IPSS Medical Rescue

(Photos: IPSS Medical Rescue)

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