Waseca Native Thought Dead In 2013 Plane Crash Off African Coast Now Thought To Be Alive And Held Captive


Jerry Krause, a native of Waseca, disappeared in 2013 while flying a routine flight over Africa’s west coast that he had completed on a regular basis for years. Having no information as to what happened, they assumed he crashed and was declared dead.

Krause served as a missionary pilot in Africa since 1989. In April of 2013, he stopped to refuel on a flight up the African west coast, and that was the last time he was heard from.

They searched but never found any debris or actual evidence of any crash.  A report from the South African Civil Aviation Authority claimed Krause crashed and died.

His family believes there is new evidence that he is indeed alive, after South Africa had removed that initial report suggesting otherwise. They also have suggested the US Government knows where he is but are waiting on presidential approval to act.

More information can be found the family’s “Find Jerry Krause” Facebook page.




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