Yak Crashes Strawberry Field

Friday, October 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Yakovlev Yak-18T owned by Enjoair Clanwilliam and flying out of Stellenbosch Airport in S. Africa crashed, killing the pilot.

The plane suffered engine failure thirty minutes after takeoff.

The pilot lost the engine at around 200′ and tried turning back back. The plane spun into the strawberry field hothouses. The plane impacted and caught on fire. Paramedics found the wreckage on a farm.

Netcare911 and the fire department responded to the scene.

The pilot died on impact.

The accident is under investigation.

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