Two men have been injured after their light aircraft slammed to the ground near Centurion, Gauteng. The minor plane crash took place just after 7:00 on Monday morning, with one of the passengers now fighting for his life.
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Minor plane crash reported in Centurion on Monday
Several emergency teams arrived at the scene earlier this morning, with both ER24 and Netcare 911 surveying the wreckage. Parts of the plane were strewn across the empty field, with the interior of the microlight ravaged by the impact with the ground. An 18-year-old passenger was thrown out of the aircraft, causing ‘moderate injuries’ to his leg.
‘Grim’ crash site greets rescue teams
Both men are receiving top-notch medical treatment, but investigators remain baffled as to what caused this minor plane crash. In a statement issued shortly before midday, ER24 confirmed one victim remains on life support:
“A 52-year-old man has suffered critical injuries after his microlight crashed near Sunderland Ridge, Centurion this morning. ER24 paramedics arrived at 07:01 this morning to find the Microlight wreck in a field and another private Emergency Medical Service already tending to the pilot.”
“He was treated using Advanced Life Support interventions before being flown by medical helicopter to a private hospital for further care. The 18-year-old passenger was found a few meters from the craft, having suffered moderate injuries to his right leg. He was transported by ER24 to Mediclinc Kloof for further care. The cause of the crash is unknown so far.”
Netcare 911 on the Cneturion plane crash
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— NETCARE 911 (@Netcare911_sa) December 7, 2020