19 injured in South Africa plane crash, Africa News & Top Stories

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

One person has died after a plane crash near Wonderboom Airport. "We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage".

"There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene", eNCA news quoted a local police spokesman as saying.

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

At least 18 other people have also been injured from the crash on Tuesday afternoon, according to ER24.

Photos on social media showed the plane's fuselage broken, dented, and charred.

"We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport", said Mahamba.

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

The plane had been due to fly later this week to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands. Martin's Air Charter is an affiliate of Air France-KLM. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

The Aviodrome is one of the Netherlands' largest theme parks, where visitors can view various aircraft close up, including a KLM Boeing 747 and Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jet.

Pieterse says Civil Aviation Authority will be investigating the crash.

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