Thirteen people, including two army generals were killed on July 14, when two light aircraft collided over Pretoria in South Africa.
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA JULY 15, 1982 ( REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH)
GV TILT UP AND ZOOM OUT Military helicopter files over crash area, troops seated on piece of wreckage 0.08
SV & GV Troops sifting through wreckage, as helicopter overflies (4 shots) 0.37
SV & SCUs Aircraft wreckage, including wheel 0.50
GV PAN Area where wreckage is scattered 0.58
SVs Engine cowling with propeller on ground (3 shots) 1.07
CU South African pilot's handbook and other books among wreckage (3 shots)
GV Military ambulance parked near wreckage 1.26
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Background: Thirteen people, including two army generals were killed on July 14, when two light aircraft collided over Pretoria in South Africa. The dead officers were -- 48 year old Major-General J.M. Crafford and Major-General D.J. Van Niekerk, 53. Two senior officials of the South African department of finance also died in the crash. When newsmen were allowed into the area where the two planes hit the ground and disintegrated, they saw troops sifting through the wreckage -- looking for clues to the cause of the mid-air collision. Two official inquiries are underway, one is being conducted by South Africa's department of civil aviation, the other by the air force. The military transporter was on a flight to Waterkloof airbase and the privately owned plane with a man and his two sons aboard, was flying towards Wonderboom airport. The investigators hope to find out how the aircraft got on a collision course, and officials from both inquires are being assisted by military personnel who were sent in to recover the bodies and wreckage.