Two New Zealanders have been killed in a plane crash in South
Richard Primrose of Pukekohe and another man, whose name is
yet to be confirmed, were in a small plane that crashed into
a mountain yesterday.
The aircraft was reportedly caught in a strong gust of wind
and crashed into mountains in Mpumalanga, near Durban. The
area is famous for the scenic Drakensberg Mountains.
Mr Primrose was president of the Pukekohe Flying Group, TV3
The group's vice-president Murray Reid told RadioLIVE that Mr
Primrose was known as a safe flyer.
"It's an absolute tragedy. He was on holiday. He was involved
in a safari (company) flying light aircraft but we don't have
any details,'' Mr Reid said.
It is not clear who was flying the plane at the time of the
crash, or what caused it, TV3 reported.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon confirmed they
were investigating the reports.