Civil aviation uncertain how long Limpopo light aircraft crash probe will take

Jaco van Renburg, who left his home in Bela-Bela flying to Vaalwater on Wednesday when his aircraft failed to reach its destination.

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Civil Aviation Authority says it cannot determine how long the investigation into a Limpopo crashed light aircraft will take.

This comes after the death of 40-year-old Jaco van Renburg, who left his home in Bela-Bela flying to Vaalwater on Wednesday, when his aircraft failed to reach its destination.

A search ensued until his aircraft was found with his dead body on a farm on Thursday.

Civil aviation authority’s Kabelo Ledwaba says the aircraft was destroyed on impact and the pilot was travelling alone when the incident happened.

“Depends on the complexity of the investigation. Sometimes it can take months. If it takes more than 12 months, the investigation team will issue an interim statement.”