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[BLOEMFONTEIN] – Light aircraft crash leaves two men critically injured.

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Two men, believed to be in their 50s, were left critically injured this afternoon following a light aircraft crash in a field near Swanepoel Street in Bloemfontein.

At approximately 13h40, ER24 paramedics as well as the Provincial EMS College Unit and Life Healthcare, received the call and immediately responded.

On arrival, paramedics found the wrecked aircraft in the field. Two men, believed to be in their 50s, were found lying trapped inside the wreckage.

The Provincial EMS utilized various rescue tools to free both men from the aircraft. Once freed, paramedics assessed both men and found that they were in a critical condition.

The men were treated for their injuries and provided with several advanced life support interventions.

Once treated, one man was airlifted by a private medical helicopter to a nearby hospital while the second man was transported by ambulance.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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