Two people died after the light two-seater aircraft they were travelling in crashed and burst into flames in Phalaborwa on Tuesday, Limpopo police said.
"It departed from [the] Phalaborwa airfield. Just after it took off, it crashed, " police spokeswoman Lt-Col Ronel Otto said.
"It also burst into flames".
She said a man aged, 42, and another, aged 60, died in the early morning crash.
Civil aviation authorities would investigate the cause of the crash.