Medical personnel were summoned to the scene, where the victim was certified dead.
“Preliminary investigation has since revealed that before the horrific incident, the victim shouted and warned his fellow colleagues to move away from the runway as the plane was about to land,” said Hlathi.
“The report has also indicated that the four men, including the victim, are from Gauteng and came to Graskop for employment.”
An inquest docket has been opened.
Hlathi said the SA Civil Aviation Authority had been notified and would investigate the incident.