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1 dead, 20 injured in S.Africa vintage plane crash

1 dead, 20 injured in S.Africa vintage plane crash”

"Seen on Sunday morning at Pretoria's Wonderboom Airport‚ ex Rovos Air Convair 340 ZS-BRV".

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.

'Some patients have been transferred already and some of them are still on scene'.

He added that the ER24 Oneplan Helicopters were now on the scene to airlift any critical patients to hospital.

One person was killed while nineteen people were injured when an aircraft crashed into a factory in the north of Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon.

"Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical", said Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for ER24, a private emergency medical service, according to South Africa's Independent Online.

According to Loubser several patients have been airlifted to nearby hospitals.

Best Care ambulance services' Xander Loubser said reports indicated that the charter plane was carrying passengers on an worldwide flight.

The plane was a Dutch cargo MAC Martin's Air Charter owned by Air France-KLM.

The Civil Aviation Authority says it has dispatched its investigators to the plane crash site.



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