Airlink Jetstream 41 on a repositioning flight from Durban to Pietermaritzburg crashed shortly after takeoff yesterday morning owing to what the airline called an "engine loss of power." The aircraft hit in a vacant lot and slid into the grounds of a school about 400 m. from the runway, causing substantial damage to the plane and injuring the two pilots, one flight attendant and a bystander. There no passengers. The Johannesburg-based carrier said the four were being treated at a local hospital.

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