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.