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Investigators probe scene of Wonderboom plane crash for clues

11 July 2018, 07:27 | Darnell Patrick

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

A view of an aircraft that went down near Wonderboom Airport northern Pretoria

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

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

The remains of a charter aircraft that crashed near Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria.

He said: "Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical".

One fatality has been confirmed.

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

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

The plane hit a factory on Tuesday afternoon, critically injuring four workers before crashing.

The plane had been due to fly later this week to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

The plane had the words "Martin's Air Charter" painted on it, which was a previous name of Dutch cargo airline Martinair. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority said a team of investigators had already been sent to the scene to investigate the cause of the accident.



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