Pretoria emergency rescuers were summoned to an airstrip in Wonderboom after a light aircraft plummeted on Friday.
Light aircraft crash in Wonderboom: Here’s everything we know
The skies over Wonderboom witnessed an unfortunate event on Friday when a light aircraft descended abruptly onto an airstrip north of Pretoria, Gauteng.
The incident prompted an immediate response from Pretoria emergency rescuers who rushed to the scene to assess the situation and render necessary assistance.
Known for its single-engine, four-seat configuration, and high-wing design, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk boasts a reputation as one of the most successful aircraft in history, gauged by its longevity and popularity among aviators.
At the time of the report, the specifics surrounding the crash were still emerging.
Moreover, the condition of the pilot and the presence or state of any passengers aboard remains unclear. This is not the maiden instance of a light aircraft meeting a tragic fate in Wonderboom.
On 10 July 2018, a Convair 340 owned by Dutch aviation museum Aviodrome crashed during a test flight in Pretoria.
The incident, triggered by an engine fire shortly after takeoff, led to a catastrophic crash into a factory building as the crew endeavoured to navigate the aircraft back to Wonderboom Airport.
The crash resulted in the tragic death of the flight engineer, while the pilot in command succumbed to his injuries about 18 months post-incident.