Man (44) dies in aircraft crash, Nelspruit

South African Police Service

Man (44) dies in aircraft crash, Nelspruit
Man (44) dies in aircraft crash, Nelspruit. Photo: SAPS

A man aged 44 was sadly killed after his aircraft crashed to the ground on Monday 30 January 2023 in Nelspruit at about 15:30.

According to the report, the man was flying the aircraft alone on mountainous area next to the Kaapsehoop Road from Steelpoort heading to Nelspruit old Airport when the accident occurred.

After the crash, emergency personnel and other role-players were summoned to the scene.

His lifeless and decapitated body was found next to the crashed site and paramedics unfortunately certified him dead.

An inquest case was opened.

Preliminary probe has revealed that the man was the owner of the aircraft however details regarding the cause of the crash is still unclear and the South African Civil Aviation Authority will conduct their investigation with regard to the crash.

The man has since been identified by his family as Mr Jeff Mkhashane Mabuza.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service