Monday, August 15, 2011

Local Air Show Catastrophy

Please pray for the families of the passengers aboard the two Albatross aeroplanes that went missing this weekend as they were heading homeward after an airshow here in Tzaneen. The Airshow was held at the airport only about 4km from where we live.

Here is a snippet of news I retrieved from the Internet today.



UTC 10:45 Aug 15 2011
As the clouds continue to build up and the temperature drops further in the Limpopo province of South Africa, the search for 2 Albatross planes continues. It is presumed the 2 planes went down in the mountainous George's Valley area.
After participating in a local air show the two small aircraft took off from the small rural Tarentaal Landing Strip heading towards the Rand Airport at Germiston, east of Johannesburg.
There are over one hundred people involved in the search which include foot patrols and aircraft. It is thought that between the two airplanes they were carry 14 people including the pilots.
Will update as and when news is received.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, I hope it is not as bad as they're thinking it is! :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. What an absolute shame Liesl. I'll hope for the best.

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh, i'm terribly sorry! God speed to the searchers...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for sharing. Of course we will pray for these families!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I didn't want to click on this post... yes, prayers. Please let us know further news...

    ReplyDelete
  6. How scary and sad...we were watching an air show once when a plane crashed, the lady pilot died, it was awful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is very sad. I hope that they are all found quickly, and that all are safe.

    ReplyDelete
  8. A very sad situation. I do hope everyone is found safe and sound.

    ReplyDelete
  9. There is still hope. Thanks for sharing so we can pray for them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. We will pray.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Liesl .. my thoughts are with them, their families and the searchers .. Hilary

    ReplyDelete

Hi,thank you for stopping by "A Little African Magic" and joining our adventures in South Africa. I do enjoy and appreciate to hear from each and every one of you!