Search resumes for missing pilot

The search for a missing Johannesburg pilot resumed on Tuesday morning, the South African Search and Rescue Organisation in Johannesburg said.

The massive search for Chris Combrinck (52), a property developer from Roodepoort, was suspended on Monday morning due to bad weather.

Santjie White, air search coordinator at the SA Search and Rescue Organisation, said on Tuesday five aircraft were searching the Magaliesberg Nature Reserve.

“We are following up positive leads and we hope that we will win because the weather is not bad today. There is also a massive ground searching team involving police officers and a lot of family friends,” said White.

Combrinck disappeared on Saturday afternoon after he had taken off from his game farm in Koringkoppie in Limpopo at about 12.30pm. He was supposed to land at Lanseria Airport outside Johannesburg, but he never arrived.

White said the pilot had no flight plan and that the weather was bad when he flew.—Sapa


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