A light aircraft crashed in the Luzuko area of Lower Crossroads at around 6pm on Tuesday after experiencing engine failure.
The pair was reportedly in training when they had difficulties. The aircraft is owned by a local aviation school.
City of Cape MayCo Member for Safety and Security, Councillor JP Smith, confirmed the incident and said that injuries were sustained.
The pilot and his student were taken for further medical evaluation by local emergency services. Fortunately, no “serious injuries” were sustained as they were able to make an emergency landing in an open field, EMS spokesperson Eckardt Winks later detailed.
However, Winks also said that locals tried to loot the aircraft and rob the passengers of their personal belongings. Many residents were photographed surrounding the plane. Some can even be seen on the wings of the aircraft.
After “going down”, the pilot reportedly alerted authorities via radio and responders were at the scene swiftly.
This is the second incident of this nature this month, with the first light aircraft making an “emergency landing” in Stellenbosch.
Picture: Councillor JP Smith