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Massive search for missing Newcastle pilot and his plane.

DURBAN - A massive air search and rescue operation was still under way on Saturday for a pilot and his light aircraft which went missing off the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Johan Christiaan Fourie, 61, from Newcastle, took off on Wednesday morning at 8am in his Foxbat, call sign ZUPCB, a high-wing, tricycle-gear ultralight aircraft. According to Hennie Coertzen, a family friend, Fourie had 33 years of flying experience. “Flying is in his blood. His father owned planes, and Johan and his late brother both flew re

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