UPDATE: Pilot injured in plane crash

A pilot was treated for critical injuries after his plane crashed in an Alberton cemetery.

A pilot was treated for critical injuries after his plane crashed in an Alberton cemetery.

ALBERTON - Paramedics confirmed one man was seriously injured in a plane crash in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, earlier on Tuesday.

The light aircraft, which was only carrying the pilot, went down in a cemetery.

An eyewitness said, "A light aircraft crashed into the cemetery. It was coming to land but something went wrong."

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said the man was rushed to hospital.

"The pilot sustained critical injuries. The exact cause of the accident still remains unknown."

Officials are expected to investigate the matter.