Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Plane Crashes in Pretoria, South Africa

Plane crashes outside South Africa's Pretoria injuring 20 people at least one critical – officials ER24EMS
Kenny Thornton | 10 July, 2018, 21:39

One person has died and approximately 20 people have been injured after a plane crashed in Wonderboom, Pretoria, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said on Tuesday.

The Convair-340 plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum in the Netherlands from Wonderboom airport in Pretoria.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said that ER24 paramedics‚ along with several other services‚ were now on the scene treating and triaging the injured.

Some of the injured were "critical patients", according to The Sunday Times.

The Aviodrome aerospace theme park in the Netherlands said on its Facebook page that it was "hugely shocked" by the crash.

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

According to Loubser several patients have been airlifted to nearby hospitals.

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.

Emergency services were still busy on the scene.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority said a team of investigators had already been sent to the scene to investigate the cause of the accident.

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