Two people have sustained injuries after their light aircraft crashed near Lower Crossroads, in Cape Town.

The City of Cape Town says the accident occurred on an open field in the Luzuko Township last night.

It’s alleged that the light aircraft which belongs to a local aviation school, experienced engine failure.

It then made an emergency landing.

City bosses have reported that the two pilots called for assistance after being robbed of their belongings and the plane looted.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says the matter has been handed over to the SA Civil Aviation Authority for further investigation.

“Our Metro Police members were the first on the scene and managed to secure the area, followed by our Law Enforcement and Traffic Services. The Airports Company South Africa also dispatched an appliance, which proceeded to blanket the craft to prevent any further threat of ignition. The Civil Aviation Authority has ordered the SAPS to secure the scene for further investigation”.

The eyewitness, Sivuyile Mayamo, said, “The guy tried his best, I could see he was looking for a nice place to land the light aircraft and not to hurt people. He did a perfect job. So far I don’t know about others, but this is the best pilot I have seen in my life”.

Residents of Luzuko near the the light aircraft

Picture : City of Cape Town