Sunday, 22 July, 2018

19 injured, 1 dead in South Africa plane crash

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa
Charlie Simmons | 11 July, 2018, 07:23

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.

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.

"We saw the plane and we heard a thumping sound", adds Storm.

"There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene".

The large plane appeared to have crashed through a nearby building, the official said.

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

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"Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical", ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

A plane has crashed near the Wonderboom airport in Pretoria, South Africa.

There is no information about how many people were on board the plane.

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

South African Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Kabelo Ledwaba said its investigators were at the scene and would issue a statement.

'They are busy treating one of the pilots. and he will be airlifted to a Netcare hospital, ' he said.

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