An unknown reason led to an aircraft engine failure which in turn led to an aeroplane crash outside East London on Wednesday evening. Fortunately, the aeroplane flew for about 100 metres before it lost its power and fell into the bushes near East London airfield.
There were two people on board at the moment. One of them is a founder of the aviation club Willie Pieterse who flew the aeroplane when the engine failed. They were both transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
“Unfortunately we can not share more about the incident because it is a subject of an investigation by the CAA. Both people are doing fine in hospital, they are being treated for minor injuries. The plane stalled mid air and dove into the bushes,” Pieterse’s business partner Patrick Hill avered.