Five killed in police aircraft crash at Rand Airport in Gauteng

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Police are intensifying investigations into the cause of one of their planes crashing at Rand Airport in Germiston on Gauteng’s East Rand.

The SAPS confirmed its fixed wing aircraft crashed on take-off earlier this afternoon.

All five passengers were killed while the pilot was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he’s in critical condition.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

Aviation experts are on scene to establish the cause.