19 injured in South Africa plane crash

19 injured in South Africa plane crash

19 injured in South Africa plane crash

Nineteen people have been injured after a vintage plane crashed in a field near an airport in Pretoria, South Africa.

Paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene as firefighters tackled the smoking wreckage.

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

"At this stage, we can confirm that crew members are attending to the scene of a crash", he said.

"We saw the plane and we heard a thumping sound", adds Storm.

Photos on social media showed the plane's fuselage broken, dented, and charred.

"Their injuries range from minor to critical", he said.

The plane, which had been expected at the Aviodrome, "crashed in South Africa during take-off on a test flight", it said.

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. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

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

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