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Search for missing pilot

It is believed that a brand new Savannah Light aircraft with two people on board went down in the Wild Coast on Wednesday afternoon 24 January 2018. A search for the missing plane was launched in the early hours of Thursday 25 January 2018.

A spokesperson from the Department of Health, Sizwe Kupelo, confirmed that a search and rescue operation was in progress.

I a media statement he said that an Aeromed 1 EMS Helicopter is doing an aerial search in the Gonubie area, and that they have rescue crews are on the ground on standby.

The craft is descibed as a Savannah light aircraft, white in colour with green markings on the tips of the wings. There are no registration markings. According to information received, the aircraft was it its first test flight and the pilot is believed to be John Waterson from Gonubie.

 
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