MASVINGO– A small plane went down in Tokwane-Ngundu, Masvingo Province, on Friday morning killing five people including four tourists from Finland.

The Zimbabwean pilot of the Cessna 182 aircraft, who died in the crash, has been named as Barry Style.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe has sent accident investigators to the scene.

The plane crashed into a rocky outcrop and broke apart. So dismembered were the bodies of the five victims that first responders at the horrific scene initially thought they had three victims.

The Finnish embassy in Harare was contacting the dead quartet’s next of keen.

Style, according to friends, was flying the four Finnish citizens from Buffalo Range Airport in Chiredzi to Victoria Falls when something catastrophic appears to have happened to his plane.

* This story has been updated to correct death toll from three to five

Bits and pieces … The small plane landed on a rocky hill
Fall apart … One of the wheels of the aircraft came off on impact
Rocky landing … Occupants of the small aircraft died at the scene