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    Watch: Drivers dodge plane as it makes CRASH LANDING in Stellenbosch

    What unbelievable scenes we’ve just witnessed, here. A small plane has performed a crash landing on the R44 in Stellenbosch, forcing motorists to weave out of its way in the process.

    Stellenbosch plane makes crash landing

    The light aircraft had to bring itself down on the R44 near Winery Road. Locals have been asked to avoid the area, and traffic has been diverted at the intersection. Miraculously, no-one was killed as a result of this emergency manoeuvre.

    In one terrifying clip, the plane can be seen heading directly towards oncoming traffic. Sensible road users are able to pull over to the side of the road, clearing the path for a crash landing. The pilots behind the controls did their best to set their plane down smoothly.

    Wait, what? Pilot lands plane on Stellenbosch highway

    Upon reaching the ground, the aircraft suffered some substantial damage – but the pair were able to exit the cockpit. The crash landing was immediately attended to by the emergency services, many of whom arrived at the scene just moments after touchdown.

    • This motorist managed to capture the plane’s approach on film, while taking evasive action
    • Here’s how the scene looked once the plane had come to a halt
    • Emergency crews made a quick dash to the stricken aircraft

    Crash landing on the R44: One serious injury reported

    The Municipality of Stellenbosch has issued a statement on the matter, confirming a number of minor details. The Annandale Intersection is now off-limits for drivers in the region, as recovery teams continue to clear-up this part of the R44.

    “A light aircraft has made an emergency landing on the R44 close to Winery Road. No fatalities or injuries reported. All emergency services have arrived at the scene. Please avoid the area if possible. Traffic will be diverted at the Annandale Intersection.”

    Stellenbosch Municipality

    According to ER24, one of the pilots has suffered ‘serious injuries’, but he is now receiving care at a local hospital:

    “Medics assessed the men and found that one had sustained serious injuries while the other had escaped with minor injuries. The patients were treated and provided with pain-relief medication before being transported to Mediclinic Stellenbosch for urgent care.”

    ER24 statement

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