Schoemanskloof air crash report due in a month – SACAA

A Cessna 206

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THE South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) said it was investigating the cause of the a light aircraft crash in Schoemanskloof in Mpumalanga.  One person died and four and  four others were injured in the accident.

When speaking to NewsHorn, SACAA spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said:” The investigation team had started the investigation into the cause of the accident. A preliminary report would be issued within 30 days from the day of the accident.”

The aircraft, a  Cessna 206, was festroyed by a post-impact fire. Those on board the aircraft sustained injuries and were transported to nearby medical facilities, where one passenger died two days after the accident.

According to Ledwaba,  investigations of this nature sometimes took a long time to complete. He, however, said in instances where an investigation takes longer than 12 months, the investigation team would then issue an interim statement to indicate the progress at that particular point.

The completion of any such investigation would be released in a Final Accident Report, which would most likely also contain safety recommendations aimed at improving safety levels in order to prevent a similar accident.