Two Germans killed in light aircraft crash in South Africa

Two German nationals were killed when a light aircraft crashed in eastern South Africa, a police spokeswoman said Monday.

The small Piper PA-28 plane, which seats two people, departed the town of Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal province on Thursday and went down shortly after take-off.

Both passengers, a man and a woman, died immediately, KwaZulu-Natal police spokeswoman Nqobile Gwala told dpa. The aircraft burned out completely.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority said it is investigating the cause of the accident.

Last update: Mon, 17/10/2016 - 16:47

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