A pilot based near Kroons on the N4 highway ended up having to make an extremely dramatic crash landing on Monday, after running into difficulty with his light aircraft. Several photos of the aftermath have also been shared online.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has confirmed several details about this incident. Thankfully, there were no injuries or deaths to report. At one point during the risky landing, the plane almost flips over onto its front – but a skilled bit of piloting keeps the aircraft in one piece. We have since learned that:
Hartbeespoort Emergency Medical Services were the first responders to the N4 crash landing. They confirmed that they were summoned on Monday morning, and given the circumstances, it’s a minor miracle no-one was hurt:
“On Monday morning, Hartbeespoort Emergency Medical Services received a call of a light aircraft that went down. The aircraft made an emergency landing next to the N4 Bakwena Highway near Kroons Chicken. The pilot was flying solo and sustained only minor injuries.”