Qantas pilots fighting for life after South African plane crash


Three Australians, including two Qantas pilots, are among those injured after a deadly plane crash in South Africa.

A vintage Convair-340 plane came down and crashed into a dairy farm during a test flight in Pretoria on Tuesday, killing a South African crewman and injuring Qantas pilots Ross Kelly and Douglas Haywood, as well at 18 others.

A factory worker was seriously injured in the crash and later died.

Ross Kelly, who recently retired, and his wife Lyndal, have been injured in the crash. Picture: Facebook
Pilot Douglas Haywood has also been injured. Picture: Facebook
Pilot Douglas Haywood has also been injured. Picture: Facebook

The Sydney pilots were taken to Johannesburg Hospital with serious injuries.

Mr Kelly’s wife Lyndal was also on-board and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

A friend of Mr Kelly, who had recently retired from Qantas, told…

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