Africa: Cape to Cairo homemade plane project creators die in Tanzania crash

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Two South African pilots behind a project that saw teenage students fly a homemade aircraft across Africa have been killed in a plane crash in western Tanzania. Des Werner and Werner Froneman were in a support plane following the teenagers that went down in Tabora region. They were accompanying a team who had just flown a four-seater Sling 4 plane […]

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Africa: At least 3 dead as plane crashes in Zimbabwe

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Three people are feared dead after a Cessna light aircraft they were traveling in crashed near Renco Mine in Masvingo. It is not clear when the plane crashed at Chemanjenjere Hills in the Tokwane-Ngundu area – but the reports doing the rounds on social media say police have already secured the wreckage – as they wait for the Civil Aviation […]

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Africa: Witches at work? As plane get caught by Zipline in South Africa

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The Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre says it has managed to rescue two people from a small private plane that’s caught in a zip line in the North West. The centre’s Funky White says the pair is unharmed and currently receiving medical attention. She says while the plane is still hanging on the zip line near Sun City, it’s not yet […]

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Aviation: In 2016 Africa had no plane crash and in 2017 the world achieved an Accident free year

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In a year when more people flew to more places than ever, 2017 was the safest on record for airline passengers. The Dutch-based aviation consultancy, To70, has released its Civil Aviation Safety Review for 2017. It reports only two fatal accidents, both involving small turbo-prop aircraft, with a total of 13 lives lost. No jets crashed in passenger service anywhere […]

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Nigerian Govt. plans to host maiden miniature air show

Nigeria’s government yesterday said plans were underway to host a national miniature air show festival for Nigerian inventors to showcase their ideas and products. Receiving two inventors – a plane and surveillance drone inventor in his office in Abuja – the minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said the festival would be hosted in December. Onu, giving assurance […]

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Nigeria Christian thrown off a UK aircraft on suspicion of being a Moslem

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A British man was removed from a plane by armed police at Luton airport after a fellow passenger read a message on his mobile phone about “prayer” and reported him as a security threat. Laolu Opebiyi, 40, from London, said he was forced to hand over his phone and supply his password in order to establish his innocence after he […]

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