Pilot killed after plane crashes into North West houses

A pilot has been killed after a light aircraft crashed between two houses in Huhudi, near Vryburg on Sunday evening.

The light Piper aircraft crashed between the houses after hitting the garage wall of one of the houses at Isaac Peloeng Street.

According to police, the 30-year-old pilot was declared dead on the scene while the person he was travelling with was injured and transported to hospital.

Police further revealed that no one was injured on the ground during the crash.


“It is alleged that the aircraft was flying from Vryburg to Pretoria, when it crashed,” police said in a statement.


“The cause of the crash is unknown at this stage and the Civil Aviation Authority is conducting an investigation in terms of Aviation Act 17 of 1946. The families of the two affected residences were advised to vacate their houses for safety reasons pending removal of the wreckage.”


Police said an investigation into the matter is underway and that a case of culpable homicide has been opened.

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