SACAA finds missing plane and 2 bodies
Published On 28 Feb, 2018


On Saturday there was a report of a crash after the burnt wreckage of an aircraft, the Cessna C210 that was reported missing on Saturday afternoon, between Mossel Bay and Graaff-Reinet.

According to the South African Civil Aviation Authority who is investigating this report, the carrier had been carrying two occupants and was later found in the mountains a day later by the Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre on Monday.

In line with investigations made Spokesperson Santjie White said in a statement that a joint operations centre was established at the Oudtshoorn airfield.

At the break of dawn on Sunday morning, there was an aerial search operation that was conducted with the assistance of police, the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service, Eden Metro Rescue emergency medical services, the air force’s 15 Squadron, the Mountain Club of South Africa, Air Traffic Navigation Services and volunteering locals. During the search the Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie confirmed that two bodies were found with the aircraft and both bodies were burnt beyond recognition. An enquiry documentation has been opened for further investigations, Pojie said. “The wreckage was found five nautical miles north of Oudtshoorn and unfortunately, no survivors could be accounted for,” White said.


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