Friday, 20 July, 2018

Eyewitness footage shows smoke coming from Wonderboom plane before crash

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa
Jay Anderson | 11 July, 2018, 07:24

The injuries in Tuesday's crash in the capital of Pretoria range from minor to critical, according to Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24.

The 1954-built plane was soon to be flown to the Aviodrome air museum, near the central Dutch city of Lelystad, via Egypt, Croatia and Austria.

Photographs from the scene show a damaged charter aircraft in a field.

Spokesperson Ernie McCarthy confirmed the incident and that Emer-G-Med paramedics were attending to the scene.

He said: "We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport".

A spokesman for Martin Air said it had no information about the plane or the crash.




He said the pilot was in a critical condition following the crash.

"We are not sure what happened at this stage", Rosella Passier, Aviodrome's marketing manager, told French news agency AFP.

The plane, which had been expected at the Aviodrome, 'crashed in South Africa during take-off on a test flight, ' it said.

Pieterse says Civil Aviation Authority will be investigating the crash.

"ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, are now on the scene treating and triaging the patients", the emergency services group said in a statement on Tuesday.

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