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‘The life and joy of every flight’: pilot killed in crash will be sorely missed

Crop-duster pilot Chris Wiid’s was one of two fatal air crashes in SA on Thursday, in a bad month for SA aviation

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Fearless. Kind. Hard-working. Determined. A man who loved his friends and family to bits, and a “hugely talented” pilot.

These are just some of the words and phrases people used to describe pilot Chris Wiid, who was killed when his crop-duster aircraft crashed into a maize field near Bultfontein, Free State, last week.

Wiid, who was a former SA Air Force and SAA pilot, was ferrying his Air Tractor crop-duster from Bloemfontein to Hoopstad when the accident occurred. The plane crashed on the farm Sardinia, 20km from Bultfontein, on Thursday...

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