The preparations for the 41 years anniversary celebrations for Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Day turned fatal after their fighter jet crashed and one pilot died.
The incident happened between Gaborone Golf Club and Cricket Club in the afternoon. It is believed that the pilot lost control during rehearsal.
Statement from BDF
The Botswana Defence Force informs the public of an unfortunate incident in which a pilot lost his life in a BF5 fighter aircraft crash which occurred at Gaborone Golf Course today at around 1145hrs during the BDF Day celebration rehearsals.
Names of the deceased are
As a matter of urgency the Commander has directed the appointment of an investigation team to examine the cause of the crash.
At this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased.