Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Investigation underway into the collision of two planes in Pretoria

Lusanda Bill
27 October 2010

An investigation is underway into finding out how two planes collided at Wonderboom Airport yesterday afternoon.

The accident left three people critically injured, so far the identities of the three injured have not been confirmed.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said at least one of the planes was a training flight. However, it is not certain whether the student or teacher was piloting the craft.

It is believed that the accident occurred when the one plane was taking off and the other was landing, witnesses have stated that the pilot may have been blinded by the sun while trying to land.

The airport is expected to open this morning, after it was closed last night so the wreckage could be cleared.

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