Probe into fatal CT plane crash

Probe into fatal CT plane crash

Western Cape authorities say investigations are underway into what caused a light aircraft to crash in Cape Town.


Five people were killed when the medical plane went down in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve yesterday. 

Newswatch's Graeme Raubenheimer says the pilot, co-pilot, paramedic, patient and the patient’s daughter lost their lives.

It's understood the plane evacuated the elderly patient out of Oranjemund at 4am and was meant to land in Cape Town at 7am. 

It was reported missing off radar 6: 50am. An emergency helicopter located the burning wreckage in the hills just more than an hour later. 

It has also been reported that a technical glitch with flight systems was being experienced at Cape Town International Airport around the time of the crash but authorities have denied a link between the two.

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