Light Plane down Bethlehem

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Light Plane down Bethlehem

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Post by howie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:28 pm

Date: 19-SEP-2018
Time:
Type: light plane
Owner/operator: Private
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Bethlehem, Free State - South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature: Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The light plane crashed under unknown circumstances. Both occupants were seriously injured.
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www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2 ... ly-injured



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Re: Light Plane down Bethlehem

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Post by howie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:45 pm

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A crash involving a light aircraft left two men critically injured at an airfield in Bethlehem in the Free State on Wednesday.

ER24 and provincial paramedics found the two men lying a short distance away from the burning wreckage.

"Paramedics assessed the two men and found that they had sustained numerous burn wounds over most of their bodies, leaving them in a serious condition," said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

"The patients were treated for their injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions."

They were taken to Mediclinic Hoogland for further treatment.

The details about the incident are uncertain and local authorities are investigating.

Light aircraft crash leaves two injured at an airfield in Bethlehem http://ow.ly/llDT30lSJgw #ArriveAlive @ER24EMS @haloaviation @BurnshieldZA

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Re: Light Plane down Bethlehem

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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 am

I heard it was a Bantam of sorts, took off with serious tailwind and stalled :thinking:



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Re: Light Plane down Bethlehem

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Post by 87Juliet » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:29 pm

Both occupants have succumbed to their burn injuries. Downwind takeoff will full tanks, not really a great idea.

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Re: Light Plane down Bethlehem

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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:42 pm

87Juliet wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Both occupants have succumbed to their burn injuries.
Sad indeed.



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Re: Light Plane down Bethlehem

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Post by Raffles » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:33 pm

Very sad. :rip2:



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