Eleven killed in S.Africa military plane crash

By REUTERS
December 6, 2012 12:26

 
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JOHANNESBURG - Eleven people were killed when a South African military plane crashed during severe weather in a remote area of the eastern Drakensberg mountains, the defense ministry said on Thursday.

A spokesman denied reports the plane was carrying medical personnel to attend to former President Nelson Mandela, local media reported.

"On board the aircraft was a crew of six and five passengers and it was confirmed that there are no survivors," the defense ministry said in a statement.

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