A Botswana Defence Force (BDF) pilot lost his life earlier today when the F5 Fighter aircraft he was flying plummeted into Gaborone Golf Course.
The crash occurred at around 11:45hrs during a rehearsal for tomorrow’s BDF day celebrations
A media release from BDF Protocol confirmed the tragic accident, adding that investigations into the cause of the crash were ongoing.
As a matter of urgency the Commander is said to have directed the appointment of an investigation team to establish exactly what happened.
“Names of the deceased are still withheld until his next of kin have been informed.
The BDF requests the public to accord the family and friends the privacy they deserve to mourn their loved one. At this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased,” reads the media release.