After a forced landing, the occupants of a light plane were stripped of their personal belongings

Mayco Safety and Security member JP Smith said city emergency services were alerted to the plane which crashed at Lower Crossroads in the Luzuko area on Tuesday in late afternoon.

A light plane crashed at Lower Crossroads in the Western Cape on June 28, 2022. Photo: Cape Town

CAPE TOWN – A light plane that crashed in Cape Town was nearly looted.

Mayco Safety and Security member JP Smith said city emergency services were alerted to the plane which crashed at Lower Crossroads in the Luzuko area on Tuesday in late afternoon.

“A crowd quickly gathered and the pilot radioed air traffic control calling for urgent help with information that they had been stripped of their belongings and the plane had been looted,” said Smith.

Smith said two passengers were inside the plane at the time of the forced landing and no serious injuries were reported.

“A small craft believed to belong to a local aviation school at the airport was on a training flight when the students suffered an engine failure. Thanks to the actions and experience of the instructor, they were able to make land the aircraft in open terrain and managed to escape serious injury.Both occupants were taken for medical examinations.

He said metro police were the first to arrive on the scene and secured the area.

“Following the arrival of our police and traffic forces, the fire and rescue services dispatched a motor pump and tank from Gugulethu station and a motor pump from Belhar and a rescue vehicle from Epping .”

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