Pilot and student robbed as they call for help after Crossroads plane crash

The light aircraft crashed in the Luzuko area of ​​Lower Crossroads in Cape Town just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

The pilot of a plane that crashed Tuesday night at Lower Crossroads in Cape Town told emergency crews he and his passenger were robbed while waiting for help.

The light aircraft, from a local flight school, suffered engine failure just before 6pm last night.

As they radioed for help, the pilot and his student reported that eyewitnesses had begun looting the plane.

Cape Town Emergency Medical Services spokesman Eckardt Winks told News 24:

“A crowd quickly gathered around the plane. The pilot radioed air traffic, calling for urgent assistance, complaining that his belongings were being stolen and the plane was looted.”

The two occupants of the plane were then taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Last month a light aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on the R44 at Stellenbosch.

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