A pilot reportedly committed suicide in Botswana yesterday


Pilot killing himself over a women. Flying his plane into structure killing himself.

It’s understood a man who was attending a baby shower with his wife got into a fight with her, but after assaulting her, was chased away from the venue.

A witness claims that the man, who is a pilot, stole an aircraft before calling a friend who was at the baby shower and asking where his wife was.


A Beechcraft B200 Super King Air, A2-MBM, impacted the ATC tower and club house at the Matsieng Aerodrome, Botswana. The pilot and sole occupant of the airctraft was killed.


Video footage which was taken moments after the King Air, twin-engine aircraft crashed into the Matsieng Aerodrome Clubhouse shows a collapsed building and several cars engulfed in flames.
Earlier in the afternoon the pilot was an uninvited guest at a private function that was held at the Matsieng Flying Club facility at Matsieng Aerodrome. In a statement, the Matsieng Flying Club reported that it was rumoured that the pilot was involved in a domestic dispute earlier in the afternoon.
At approximately 18:15 UTC (20:15 LT) the aircraft approached Matsieng Aerodrome from the direction of Sir Seretse Khama Airport and made a number of low level fly pasts from different directions past the Club facilities next to the Air Traffic Control tower. An immediate evacuation of the club premises was ordered.
The final extreme low level run by the aircraft along runway 36 resulted in an impact with the Matsieng Flying Club facility at ground level. The Club facility and Matsieng ATC tower was destroyed on impact. The post impact fire destroyed 13 parked vehicles.



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