Light aircraft crash kills man and child

Paramedics say the air craft was found in the veld with the child still inside.

FILE: The man was found lying outside the aircraft and both were declared dead at the scene. Picture: ER24 EMS Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - A man and a child have been killed in a light aircraft crash near the R59 in Parys this afternoon.

Paramedics say the air craft was found in the veld with the child still inside.

The man was found lying outside the aircraft and both were declared dead at the scene.

ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing says the cause of the crash is still unknown.

"The aircraft crashed close the R59 in Parys, it was found in the veld. The two occupants were killed, one an adult male and the other a child."