Probe into air show crash underway
By Khanyisa Tabata
15 November 2009
The pilot of a private fighter jet died when the aircraft crashed near the Overberg Air Force Base at Bredasdorp in the Western Cape yesterday afternoon.
The pilot has been identified as 46-year-old Dave Stock. The jet, a vintage English Electric Lightning, was well-known in Cape Town and belonged to Thunder City based at Cape Town Airport.
The plane was on its way to take part in an air show at the Overberg Air Force base and the pilot is believed to have had difficulties in ejecting.