One dead, 19 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

Cheryl Sanders
July 10, 2018

"Both wings of the plane came off".

Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces as paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene.

"We are unsure as yet of how the incident occurred".

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

ER24 in a tweet confirmed the fatality following the crash.

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

It was unclear how many people were on board the plane when it went down.

"We are not sure what happened at this stage", Rosella Passier, the Aviodrome's marketing manager, told AFP in The Hague.

Investigators were still busy on Tuesday evening at the scene where a historic chartered aircraft crashed into a dairy factory in the north of Pretoria on earlier today.

The plane had been due to fly later this week to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

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

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

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