Two people were killed after a two-seater mini aeroplane crashed in Springs, East of Johannesburg on Sunday.

The plane crashed not far from Springs airfield. Paramedics say the pilot and his passenger were killed on the scene of the crash.

Both people were found inside the wreckage. It is alleged that the aircraft was approaching the landing strip in the nearby Springs Airfield prior the incident.

The Civil Aviation Authority are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, in November last year, there was a plane crash near the  airport in Joubert Street, Springs.

When medics arrived on scene, they found a single engine light aircraft with substantial damage on the centre median.

The patients, both males had sustained minor to moderate injuries and were treated on scene before being transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.