9 Killed in PC-12 crash in South Africa

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Some sad news from South Africa: A PC-12 carrying 2 crew and 7 passengers from Queenstown to Plettenberg Bay failed to arrive at its destination yesterday afternoon. "Plett" has a short runway(check on Google Earth) with only an NDB cloud break approach. The weather (at nearby George Airport) was FAGG 1400Z 170/04 140V220 2500 -DZ BR OVC003 20/19 Q1015 (200' cloud base). The wreckage and all 9 bodies were found today just off the coast. This is possibly the first fatal accident in South Africa in which both crew were female. They were both members of the FlyAfrica forum (they have a thread running on this accident). The passengers were the CEO, executives and business associates of the Italtile group, a large tile importing company. One of the many news items Here RIP This is the Plettenberg Bay approach : http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5431238545_5f4144c961.jpg
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Very sad news indeed, especially considering today's accident in Cork. Rest in peace. :(
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Amazingly similar to the Cork event(low visibility approaches). And I have landed in both places myself.
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Have landed at both Plett and George both nices spots. Waiting to line up at George i saw what looked like a taildragger land and then about 200 yards doen the runway it popped up onto its nose wheel, so after dragging its ass down the tarmac , did they stop and have a look? Nope they powered up and took off.