Gondwana Game Reserve confirms plane crash
Below is a media statement issued by Gondwana Game Reserve…It is with great sadness that Gondwana Game Reserve confirms that a light aircraft, flown by commercial pilot and flight trainer, Captain Keith Paterson, crashed on the property just after 10am on Wednesday, 11 May.
Gondwana’s General Manager Dean Pitt says, “a neighbour who saw the plane go down alerted the staff at the reserve and we immediately mobilised our wildlife team to investigate. They found the plane in an area of the farm called Rooikrans and it appeared there had only been one person on the plane.” Pitt confirms that Paterson was unfortunately pronounced deceased on arrival at the scene of the crash.
The area has been cordoned off and a full investigation by police and aviation specialists will continue in order to determine the reason for the crash.
Gondwana Game Reserve would like to extend its sincere condolences to Paterson’s family.