Aug 16 2011

SA Aviation Photographer Frans Dely

Frans Dely Aviation PhotographerSome sad news has just reached my desk. Well known South African aviation photographer Frans Dely was killed in a plane crash over the weekend. Frans along with others were en-route back to Rand Airport in Germiston when their plane crashed into the cliffs of the Mamotswiri Peak mountain region due to heavy clouds. It’s a sad loss for the South African photographic community. My thoughts and prayers go out to Frans’ family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.

From Defenceweb.co.za “Search and rescue officials say they have found the two Piaggio P. 166S Albatross aircraft that disappeared Sunday in the Escarpment area on a flight from an airshow in Tzaneen to Rand Airport in Germiston. The wrecks were found this morning in the Mamotswiri Peak mountain region. All 13 crew and passengers aboard, including noted aviation photographer Frans Dely, were killed.” full story here.

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