Three killed in Windhoek plane crash

Three people were killed when a small aeroplane crashed in Windhoek’s Pionierspark residential area on Friday afternoon.

The accident happened on Rieckmann Street when an aircraft with three occupants crashed into a house after taking off from Eros Airport.

The occupants were two pilots and an aircraft mechanic who were carrying out a maintenance test flight.

A police spokesperson, chief inspector Elifas Kawinga, said the aeroplane belongs to WestAir.

He said a comprehensive report will follow as soon as an investigation has been done at the accident scene.

“So far, all relevant stakeholders are at the scene,” he said.

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