- A small aircraft crashed on Monday in Springs, Gauteng
- The incident occurred close to the Springs airfield and no fatalities were reported
- The crash sparked huge debate as many felt that the rate of aircraft failure within the country is on the rise
Residents in the town of Springs are no strangers to seeing an aircraft in the sky, but there seems to be an alarming increase in the number of plane crashes in recent times.
Monday morning saw another light aircraft crash and this time it occurred in Olympia Road.
Briefly.co.za understands that the aircraft contained two occupants, but neither suffered serious injuries.
The Springs airfield and numerous aviation schools are in the vicinity and reports indicate that the crash took place soon after take-off.
Intelligence Bureau SA shared the news via their Facebook page and the post garnered a strong reaction.
While some mocked the pilot, claiming that he had bought his licence, others admired the skill he displayed to land the aircraft with no loss of life.
Brian Mackenzie touched on a cause for concern,
“Too many this year so far, severity and frequency is on the rise.”
Lusani Ngoma-ye Chalaha Malinga added,
"The rate these planes are crashing is worrying Its high time Fikile Mr Tweeter Mbalula is given his own small craft and starts conducting a stop n check maybe some of them they are not airworthy (roadworthy)."
Jason Siebert lauded the pilot:
"Props to the pilot for saving it as much as possible. Crash landings are incredibly difficult. Glad they walked away only with concussions."
Mxolisi Khumalo quipped,
"Pilot License bought for sure."
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