VIDEO: Pilot dies after deliberately crashing plane to kill wife

Charl Viljoen called a friend shortly before the crash and asked if his wife was still in the building, it is claimed

A drunken pilot deliberately crashed a stolen plane into a building hosting a baby shower in an attempt to kill his wife after a row, it is claimed.

Horrifying footage shows the plane being flown dangerously low before it smashed into a clubhouse and erupted into flames.

Pilot Charl Viljoen, 38, died in the crash and fireball which destroyed the building at the Matsieng Aerodrome near Gaborone, Botswana.

The building was evacuated just minutes before the crash as Viljoen had called a friend from the air and asked if his wife was still there, it was reported.

The friend realised something was wrong when Viljoen called and asked about his wife's whereabouts.

The friend screamed at everyone to get out of the building.

Pilot Charl Viljoen and his wife Natasha.

Viljoen, who worked for Kalahari Air Services, was the only person who died News 24 reported.

It is claimed that he had assaulted his wife Natasha at the club shortly before the plane crash.

A party-goer told The Citizen: "He had a fight with his wife there and he actually hit his wife, and everybody told him to f*** off because you don’t treat a woman like that."

In a statement, the Matsieng Flying Club said Viljoen had been an "uninvited guest" at a private function.

Aftermath of the crash.

Viljoen, who had lived in Botswana for about ten years, was drunk and was asked to leave after arguing with his wife, Netwerk 24 reported.

He left the club by car and went to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, where Kalahari Air Services is based.

It is understood that the pilot, originally from South Africa, did not have permission to fly the aircraft involved in Saturday evening's crash.

Footage shows the 2016 Beechcraft Kingair B200 plane flying dangerously low before it crashed and set the destroyed building and vehicles on fire.


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