Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

One person has died and 19 others have been injured after the plane they were travelling in crashed in Wonderboom in Pretoria north.

"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. "We have got about 20 patients with injuries ranging from serious to critical, including two people who were on the ground". Paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene as firefighters tackled the smoking wreckage.

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

A charter plane lays in a field in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday July 10, 2018.

The Convair plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum.

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It said the Convair-340 was a US-built passenger plane that could carry 44 people.

The plane was a Dutch cargo MAC Martin's Air Charter owned by Air France-KLM.

South African emergency medical service ER24 posted photographs on its Twitter feed of passengers being rescued from the crash.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said their investigators were on their way to the crash.

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