Training Aircraft Crash Lands in South Africa – Residents Attempt to Rob Pilot and Student

29th Jun 2022

A training aircraft from a South African Flight School crash landed, following engine failure, near Cape Town yesterday. Both Flight Instructor and Student did not suffer any major injuries but experienced a horrific experience as local residents attempted to rob them and loot the aircraft.

“A crowd quickly gathered around the plane. The pilot radioed air traffic, calling for urgent assistance, complaining that they were being robbed of their personal belongings, and the aircraft looted.

“Cape Town metro police were the first on the scene. They managed to secure the area, followed by the arrival of our law enforcement and traffic services. Fire and rescue services dispatched motor pumps and a water tanker,” said Cape Town EMS spokesperson Eckardt Winks.

This is already the second crash landing that the South African Flight School experienced in June.

Video from South African Media outlet News24 below showing the shocking scene – a video from on the ground can be found here.

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