One died when plane crashed at Bram Fischer


One person was killed and another seriously injured when a light aircraft crashed at the Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein on Saturday morning.

The plane, presumably a Piper with only the two occupants on board, crashed on a grassy field near the airport and caught fire, according to the Airport Company of South Africa (Acsa).

According to Sipho Towa, spokesperson for the Free State emergency services, the plane, which is believed to be used for training, crashed during landing.

Capt. Loraine Earle, police spokesperson, says the surviving occupant was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries this morning.

As RNews understands, the person was taken to the Busamed hospital in the city for medical treatment.

An inquest will be held.