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Charter plane crashes near Wonderboom airport north of Pretoria

10 July 2018, 09:39 | Devin Moran

'Smoke all over the place' as aircraft crashes near Wonderboom airport

Plane crashes in Pretoria

One person was killed and about 20 were injured when a vintage plane crashed Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said.

"Initial reports from the aircraft crash in Wonderboom [say it] has left allegedly 20 people injured, at least one critically", ER24 tweeted.

"Some patients have been transferred already and some of them are still on scene".

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

"Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria", Russell Meiring, spokesperson for the ER24 medical service, said earlier.




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

"Paramedics are treating the patients and will thereafter transport them to nearby hospital for further treatment".

Photos from the scene posted on social media showed the plane, emblazoned with the words "Martin's Air Charter", broken near its front and back ends.

The Civil Aviation Authority says it has dispatched its investigators to the plane crash site.



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