One dead, 19 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

One dead, 19 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

One dead, 19 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

One person has died and 19 others have been injured after the plane they were travelling in crashed in Wonderboom in Pretoria north.

Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24, says the injuries in Tuesday's crash range from minor to critical.

The Aviodrome aviation museum responded on Facebook to the crash as follows: "We are extremely shocked that the Convair 340, the aircraft that would soon come to Aviodrome, crashed during the takeoff of a test flight in South Africa".

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The Civil Aviation Authority says it has dispatched its investigators to the plane crash site.

The plane, which had been expected to arrive at the Aviodrome on Jul 23, "crashed in South Africa during take-off on a test flight", it said.

Jurgen Kotze, chief operating officer for Emer-G-Med services, said the crash was near Wonderboom airport on the Moloto Road.

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

The fuselage was marked Martin's Air Charter.

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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