At least 20 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

10 July, 2018, 20:51 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Plane crashes outside South Africa's Pretoria, injuring 20 people, at least one critical – officials

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

Emergency services said the aircraft crashed on Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport.

Spokesperson Ernie McCarthy confirmed the incident and that Emer-G-Med paramedics were attending to the scene.

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

Some of the patients said to be in a critical condition, according to Best Care ambulance services' Xander Loubser.

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"Paramedics are treating the patients and will thereafter transport them to nearby hospital for further treatment".

At the same time, Tshwane Emergency Services say four workers have been left critically injured after a plane hit a factory before crashing.

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

He said they would be flown to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

South African Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Kabelo Ledwaba said its investigators were at the scene and would issue a statement.

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