GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - The search for a missing aircraft, believed to be in the Ruiterbos area near Mossel Bay, continues.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority issued the following statement:
"The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) can confirm that it has not been able to make contact with its flight inspection unit aircraft that took off from George Airport earlier today.
"The crew, two males and one female, took off at 10:40 (local time) from the George Airport on a flight calibration mission of navigational aids of the same airport.
"The air traffic control tower could not make contact with the aircraft ten minutes after take-off.
"The Air Traffic and Navigation Services immediately activated search and rescue.
"The regulator is in contact with the search and rescue team for further updates."
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