Search continues for missing aircraft

Rescue services are still searching for the Cessna 210 light aircraft that went missing on Wednesday, said South African Search and Rescue Organisation head Charles Norval on Friday.

”We haven’t had success, but are still searching. The rescue team is following all the leads,” Norval said.

The Cessna was reported missing in the Baviaanskloof area of the Eastern Cape.

Norval said the search had been intensified and ground police were assisting.

The search team includes the Mountain Club of South Africa, the South African Police Service, the South African Air Force, the National Sea Rescue Institute and the South African Reserve Force.

The last contact with the Cessna was when it left Wonderboom Airport at 9am on Wednesday. — Sapa

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