SA Air Force pilots crash plane in WC

It’s understood a colonel & captain were busy with night training when the accident happened.

A plane crashed near Langeberg in the West Coast on 3 March 2016. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Two South African Air Force pilots involved in a plane crash on the West Coast are recovering in hospital.

The South African National Defence Force (Sandf) says the pilots are in a stable condition.

The aircraft they'd been flying was a Cessna 208 Caravan.

The Sandf's Siphiwe Dlamini says they were not critically injured.

"During routine flying in the Langebaan area, the accident happened where two of our members crash-landed in a remote area. They were both recovered and were hospitalised. I've been informed they are in a stable condition."

A local newspaper report that the two pilots, a colonel and a captain from the Waterkloof base in Pretoria, were busy with night training when the accident happened just after midnight.

A source who was at the scene of the crash has told Eyewitness News the pilots were in no danger and both will be undergoing operations today.