UPDATE 1-Light aircraft crash kills three at S.African airport -official

Mon Feb 3, 2014 2:36am EST

JOHANNESBURG Feb 3 (Reuters) - Three people were killed after a twin propeller airplane crashed trying to land at South Africa's Lanseria airport on Monday morning, the airport chief executive said.

The plane, a Beechcraft King Air 90, was carrying one passenger and two crew members when it crashed while attempting to land at around 0500 GMT, Gavin Sayce, chief of executive of Lanseria International Airport, told Reuters.

He could not say whether the heavy rain that has been pounding the Johannesburg area since the early morning played a role in the crash.

Lanseria spokeswoman Claudette Vianello said the light aircraft was registered as ZS-CLT.

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