3 SANDF members die in plane crash

Two others have been seriously injured and are in a stable but critical condition in hospital.

FILE: Two others have been seriously injured and are in a stable but critical condition in hospital. Picture: Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Tuesday confirmed three members were killed and two others injured in a plane crash in Mpumalanga.

It's not yet clear what caused the crash.

The plane was carrying members of a team participating in an operations training camp in Lydenburg and had taken off from the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion.

SANDF spokesperson Xolani Mabanga said the survivors are in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

"Accidentally, there was a crash where we lost three members."