Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

Minnie Murray
July 11, 2018

The 1954-built plane was soon to be flown to the Aviodrome air museum, near the central Dutch city of Lelystad, via Egypt, Croatia and Austria.

The plane came down on rough ground about five kilometres east of the airport, hitting a small factory building, injuring two people inside.

"Their injuries range from minor to critical", he said. Images shared on social media showed flames and smoke billowing from the wreckage, with bits of engine and other debris scattered around the area.

Russel Meiring of ER24 said at least 20 people were hurt.

The ER24 medical service confirmed the fatality.

The Aviodrome aerospace theme park in the Netherlands said on its Facebook page that it was "hugely shocked" by the crash.

A charter plane lays in a field in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday July 10, 2018. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

"I can only confirm that yes we do have a plane that crashed. on the Moloto Road", local government emergency services spokesman Johan Pieterse told the AFP news agency.

"Martin's Air Charter" is written on the side of the fuselage.

At the same time, the Civil Aviation Authority says its officials will continue their investigation on Wednesday morning.

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