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Light aircraft safety improving, despite crash reports - aviation expert

One man was declared dead on the scene and another critically injured after a light aircraft crash in Pretoria this morning.

Despite this being the fourth light aircraft crash in 10 days, aviation expert Linden Birns says the accident rate has declined significantly.

The accident rates have come down... There has been a marked improvement over the years, but it's not to say that the job has been done or that there's no room for improvement.

Linden Birns, MD of Plane Talking

According to Birns, airmanship and pilot technique are often factors when considering aircraft accidents.

On Wednesday, a small plane crashed in Midrand and another, just few hours later, in Mossel Bay.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

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