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Covair 340 Crashes Near Pretoria in South Africa

10 July 2018, 11:11 | Erica Roy

ER24EMS

Plane crashes outside South Africa's Pretoria injuring 20 people at least one critical – officials

One person died at the scene and the several injuries range from minor to critical, according to Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for emergency service ER24.

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

Meiring said there were two air ambulance helicopters on the scene.

It had been due to fly to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

The plane, which had been expected at the Aviodrome, 'crashed in South Africa during take-off on a test flight, ' it said.

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


The plane crash near Moloto Road which runs alongside Wonderboom airport but it remains unclear what caused the crash or what type of aircraft it is.

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

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

"A statement with further details will be issued tomorrow", said Kabelo Ledwaba, spokesperson of the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

According to Brandt‚ the plane was repainted in "the classic Martinair scheme for its imminent departure to its new home at the Aviodrome Lelystad in the Netherlands".



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