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Airoplane wreckage found in Bultfontein
2021/01/22

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

 

FREE STATE – On 21 January 2021 at about 21:00, the police were informed of the crop spraying aeroplane that went missing whilst spraying crop between Bultfontein and Hoopstad. The search was immediately launched and local farmers used drones to try and locate it but to no avail.

The police helicopter was activated and could only fly out during the first light, which was around 5:00 this morning. Within 10 minutes of flying around the area stipulated, the plane wreckages were spotted in the field.

The pilot who was alone during the crash, was found deceased.

A case of inquest has been registered for further investigation.

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Colonel Thandi Mbambo
082 455 6030
 

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