- Another small aircraft has crashed near Johannesburg, claiming two people's lives, one believed to be a student and another a flight instructor.
Today's crash follows another on Tuesday, where six people died when their small aircraft burst into flames and smashed to ground some 2km from take-off.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed that a light aircraft - with registration ZUDMT - crashed about 3km away from Grasmere Toll Plaza south of Johannesburg.
CAA spokesperson, Phindiwe Gwedu, was also reported to have confirmed that two people onboard the plane were dead. She also explained that the plane, belonging to a flight academy, took off from Rand Airport and was heading back there when it crashed.
Reason for accident, which took place shortly before 10am, is not yet known and CAA investigators were this morning combing the scene for clues.
Local media reports also quoted Emergency Management Services (EMS) spokesperson, Percy Morokane, who was at the scene, describing what he saw. "The whole area is covered in bits and parts of the plane," Morokane said. "It's (the scattered part) a kilometre in radius."
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