One dead, 20 injured in South Africa vintage plane crash

Frederick Owens
July 11, 2018

The plane crashed in Wonderboom, an area just north of Pretoria, Times Live reported.

Police spokesman Isaac Mahamba told South African broadcaster eCNA: "There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene".

The aircraft, a Convair 340 (ZS-BRV) was taking off from Wonderboom airport.

"We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage and no confirmed fatalities".

Photos on social media showed the plane's fuselage broken, dented, and charred.

Best Care ambulance services' Xander Loubser said reports indicated that the charter plane was carrying passengers on an global flight.

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

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"All we know is shortly after take-off the plane experienced trouble and crashed".

It had been due to fly to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

The fuselage was marked Martin's Air Charter.

The plane hit a factory on Tuesday afternoon, critically injuring four workers before crashing.

The Civil Aviation Authority is expected to start an investigation into the crash as soon as all patients have been cleared from the scene.

The plane was supposed to leave South Africa around Thursday, according to Dutch news agency ANP.

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