Microlight aircraft pilot seriously injured in Free State crash

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Emergency services attending to the injured microlight pilot. Image: Twitter/@traumaresponse
A 57-year-old man sustained serious injuries after the microlight plane he was in crashed on his Free State farm.

The crash occurred early on Sunday evening between Brandfort and Theunissen, said Trauma Response Africa’s Stanley Schrimper.

The wreckage was discovered by a family member after the crash, who alerted emergency services.

The man was airlifted to Rosepark Hospital in Bloemfontein in a serious but stable condition.

The cause of the accident is not yet clear, but is being investigated by authorities.

The Citizen