Man injured after crashing light aircraft, Potch

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One man, believed to be in his 20's, has sustained serious head injuries after crashing a light aircraft in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Supplied.

A man believed to be in his 20s sustained serious head injuries after a crashing a light aircraft in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon.

ER24 spokesperson, Annine Dormehl, said the man was still responsive when paramedics help him out of the aircraft.

One man, believed to be in his 20's, has sustained serious head injuries after crashing a light aircraft in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Supplied.
One man, believed to be in his 20’s, has sustained serious head injuries after crashing a light aircraft in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Supplied.

“At the time of their arrival, ER24 paramedics found the man inside of the aircraft that crashed about 80 to 100 metres off the runway at Potchefstroom airfield.  The patient had to be extracted from the plane and he was then transported to Mediclinic Potchefstroom for further treatment. Local authorities will be conducting an investigation into this incident,” she added.

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