- Two men, Des Werner and Werner Froneman, have lost their lives after being involved in a plane crash
- The plane was manufactured by U Dream Global, an organsation founded by Megan Warner, daughter of Des Warner
- The plane's engine failed and it shattered into pieces upon impact
A plane owned by U Dream Global, an organization of young South Africans, has caused the death of two Cape to Cairo project creators, YEN.com.gh can report.
The accident occurred after two men, Des Werner and Werner Froneman, followed a group of teenagers who were also in a four-seater Sling 4 plane moving from Cape Town to Cairo.
The plane was reportedly assembled by 20 teenagers and was expected back in South Africa on Monday, August 5, 2019.
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The deceased men, both pilots, were part of a team that supported the teenagers to fly homemade aircraft across Africa.
The accident occurred in western Tanzania in the Tabora region after takeoff from the airport.
The plane landed in Namibia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Uganda and Tanzania during a three-week journey.
Per a citinewsroom.com report, the pilots sent a distress signal and cited engine failure as the reason.
They however disappeared from the radar, according to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.
YEN.com.gh understands that the plane was totally destroyed and only a few parts were recovered.
Reports available suggest that U Dream Global was founded by the 17-year-old Megan Warner, daughter of Des Warner.
In other news, popular American actor, Samuel Leroy Jackson, has arrived in Ghana to shoot a documentary on slavery.
Jackson, who has starred in over 150 films, arrived in the country from Gabon, where he believes he hails from.
The documentary, titled, “Enslaved”, will be in six parts and hosted by Jackson.
The series would be focused on retelling the horrors of slavery with the help of underwater technology.
Created by documentary outfit Associated, the series would begin at the time that Ghana is celebrating 2019 as the Year of Return.
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