South Africa, Mbombela – On Monday, a small plane crashed on a farm in Steelepoort, right next to Nelspruit Airport. This was a tragedy for the aviation community in Mbombela. Emer-G-Med paramedics and other emergency workers got to the scene quickly, but the pilot could not be saved. The pilot, Sudanese citizen Oyit Ajack, was 33 years old. He was well-liked in the aviation community, and his sudden death has shocked everyone. Ajack and another young pilot were in the air.
Bhadresh Kadiwar, who was from Malawi and was 25 years old, also died in the crash. People quickly heard about the crash, and both the general public and people in the aviation community sent their condolences to the families of the two young pilots. Everyone who knew them has been deeply affected by the sudden death of such talented and driven people. Videos of the crash are already online, and they show smoke rising from the wreckage as firefighters try to put out the fire.
At this point, nobody knows what caused the crash, but investigations have begun to find out what went wrong. People in the aviation world are known for being close, so the deaths of Ajack and Kadiwar have hurt a lot of people. The two young pilots were remembered for how hard they worked and how much they loved flying. Everyone who knew them will miss them very much. In the wake of this tragedy, Ajack and Kadiwar’s families have asked for privacy as they try to deal with their loss.
The most important thing to do if a plane crashes is to stay calm and follow the emergency procedures. Among these are: Put your seat belt on: Keep your seat belt on the whole flight, because a sudden impact can hurt you very badly. Hear what the crew says: The flight crew knows how to deal with emergencies and will tell you what to do. Listen carefully to what they say, and don’t get up from your seat unless they tell you to.
In these hard times, the community has come together to offer emotional support and condolences. The aviation community will continue to miss these two young, talented pilots, and the many lives they touched will keep their memories alive. During this very hard time, our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends. If you are told to leave the plane, leave your things where they are and go out the nearest emergency exit. Get as far away from the plane as soon as you can.