Botswana air crash

On Friday, 14 October a Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft owned and operated by Moremi Air crashed over the Okavango Delta, killing 7 of the 11 passengers.

The pilot was also killed. Of the 8 fatalities, three were French, three were Swiss and two were British, including the pilot, Martin Gresswell.

Martin was the company’s General Manager –Air Operations and was a seasoned pilot with over 12,000 hours flying experience.

Of the 4 survivors, two are Botswana nationals, and two are French. Both Botswana nationals and one of the two French citizens have been discharged from hospital. The other French citizen is in a stable condition in a hospital in Johannesburg.

The accident is under full investigation and the company is cooperating fully with all authorities.

“We are lost for words of condolence for the families of the deceased, and Martin’s family. We are in constant contact with the Embassies and Consulates of those affected and continue to offer any assistance required,” says Sue Smart, Moremi Air CEO.

“Martin was not only highly respected by all of us, but was a close colleague and friend.”

“We are extremely grateful to the community of Maun and to the Botswana government officials for their assistance and support on Friday,” concludes Smart.

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