1 dead, several injured after plane crashes in South Africa

'Smoke all over the place' as aircraft crashes near Wonderboom airport

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

At least 19 people have been injured in a plane crash near the city of Pretoria in South Africa.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said that ER24 paramedics‚ along with several other services‚ were on the scene treating and triaging the injured.

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

Photographs from the scene show a damaged charter aircraft in a field.

"Seen on Sunday morning at Pretoria's Wonderboom Airport‚ ex Rovos Air Convair 340 ZS-BRV‚" the caption read. "We have got about 20 patients with injuries ranging from serious to critical, including two people who were on the ground".

The Convair plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum.

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Paramedic Xander Loubser from BestCare Ambulance Service confirmed the crash happened about 1km east of the N4 in Derdepoort and about 8km east of the Wonderboom Airport.

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

The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter.

The plane was supposed to leave South Africa around Thursday, according to Dutch news agency ANP.

"A statement with further details will be issued tomorrow", said Kabelo Ledwaba, spokesperson of the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

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