Martin van der Merwe
Siesta with Martin van der Merwe
Local News
Share your news:
Phone Number
082 370 1268

Local News

Glider accident outside Bfn: Deceased named as Arent Arntzen

Glider accident outside Bfn: Deceased named as Arent Arntzen
Arent Arntzen (51) died in the accident
Photo: Duane Petrus/Central Media Group
Duane Petrus
 
Bloemfontein - The SA Soaring Society has announced the name of the Norwegian who died in a glider accident outside the city this afternoon.
 
Chairperson Dirk Smit says the deceased was 51-year-old Arent Arntzen. His next of kin have been notified.
 
Residents on a plot in Kenilworth have reacted with shock after the accident. Theo Reineke says he was in his house when he heard a loud bang, followed by the sound of something like multiple gunshots.
 
He instructed the gardener to call the authorities while he ran to see if he could assist in any way. Arntzen had already passed away when Reineke arrived at the scene.

The accident took place around 12:30.
 

Podcasts

Kenilworth resident, Theo Reineke spoke to OFM

About the writer

Duane Petrus
Duane Petrus
He graduated from the University of the Free State with a BA in Media Studies in 2008. Duane was born in Bloemfontein, but gained work experience at various media houses in the country and entered the industry through Media24’s Journalism Academy. Through the academy, he gained experience in magazines, newspapers and online media. He joined the Central Media Group in May 2013 and is set for the challenge of writing for radio, something he has never done before. Besides writing, Duane has had a passion for rapping since his school days and believes this is his first love.