THE Border Aviation Club has reported that it has no further information on the whereabouts of a member of the East London flying community who did not arrive back at a farm landing strip from a flight conducted in the afternoon of January 24.
In a brief statement by the club, it was indicated that the Aeronautical Rescue and Coordination Center was coordinating the air and ground search with support from the East London EMS, Police Airwing and many members of the local community.
“There were two persons on board the aircraft. The search is ongoing and we have no further news at this stage.”
The Herald reported that John Waterston had been flying in a two-seater Savannah from the East London brickyards to Morgan’s Bay when the plane went missing. It was believed to have been the first test flight of the new plane.
The plane, which is white with green markings, was apparently last seen over Balugha at about 3.30pm yesterday. – Rep reporter