About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

Pauline Gross
July 11, 2018

A Martinair charter aircraft crash-landed on Tuesday evening at the Wonderboom Airport, which is located near South Africa's capital Pretoria.

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.

"Seen on Sunday morning at Pretoria's Wonderboom Airport‚ ex Rovos Air Convair 340 ZS-BRV‚" the caption read.

Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces.

"We are unsure as yet of how the incident occurred". Reports say that there have been no deaths but there are 20 people injured.

ER24 will move the treated patients to nearby hospitals, he said.

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The ER24 medical service confirmed the fatality.

Aviodrome wrote on Facebook that it was "hugely shocked", by the crash.

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

Shortly afterwards the plane crashed into the factory.

The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter, but no information was immediately available about the air company.

The scene of the plane crash in Pretoria. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

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