2 die in plane crash

Two people were killed in a plane crash near the Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.

Lanseria Airport. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Two people were killed in a plane crash near the Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.

It is unclear what caused the accident but officials say a light aircraft crashed while landing earlier.

Netcare 911's Santi Steinmann said, "A light aircraft has crashed and both occupants were deceased upon Netcare 911's arrival."

Lanseria Airport CEO Gavin Sayce says investigations are underway.

"The aircraft was on its way to the airport and something went wrong, which we're still to determine. It crashed off the left of the runway, off the airport.