The police in Mpumalanga are investigating an inquest docket after the death of a 27-year-old man who was reportedly hit by the wing of a plane as it was landing today at Graskop.
According to information, four men employed by a Graskop based construction company were on their way to work and were allegedly utilising the Graskop Air Strip runway.
Whilst on the runway, a PA 28-181 model size plane hit the man with the wing during landing. The police as well as the medical personnel were summoned to the scene where the victim was unfortunately certified dead.
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Preliminary investigation has since revealed that before the horrific incident, the victim shouted and warned his fellow colleagues to move away from the runway as the plane was about to land.
The report has also indicated that the four men, including the victim, are from Gauteng and came to Graskop for employment.
The Civil Aviation Authority has been notified about the incident and they will carry out an investigation on the cause of the accident.
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