Wounded In South Africa Plane Crash


A plane has crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, leaving at least one person dead and many others injured.

"Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical", ER24 said in an emailed statement.

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

Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces as paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene.

A charter plane lays in a field in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday July 10, 2018.

It said the Convair was a US-built passenger plane that could carry 44 people.

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

A spokesman for Martin's Air also said it did not know what had prompted the incident.

Civil Aviation Authority investigators were at the scene and started the process of determining the cause of the accident.

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

South African news outlet ENCA quoted an eyewitness saying: "I just saw something dropping down from the sky, but I didn't know what it was, and the next thing I saw was an explosion and a big bang".