For Immediate Release
03rd July 2022
SATAWU CONDEMNS ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AFTER A LIGHT AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) condemns the attempted
robbery of a pilot and a student after their light aircraft crashed in Crossroad in the Western Cape
Province last week. The pair was training when they experienced engine difficulties. However, they
were able to land in an open space.
As far as SATAWU and the Aviation Sector is concerned this is a barbaric act and we condemn it
with the strongest terms. It is believed that a crowd came after the aircraft landed and they tried to
steal their personal belongings instead of calling urgent assistance. We also want to acknowledge
the law enforcement agencies that came to rescue the Pilot and his Student.
We hope that there will be an investigation on what could have led to the crash, and if there is
anyone responsible for such, they need to take accountability. SATAWU takes Aviation Sector
very seriously and we cannot have such accidents.
We wish them a speedy recovery during this difficult time. We are also urging on Police to further
investigate whether perpetrators stole anything from the victims.
Issued by SATAWU
General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko : 082 660 4793
Deputy General Secretary Cde Anele Kiet : 071 021 1903
Head Of Communications Amanda Tshemese : 062 945 7217