Plane Crashes in Pretoria, South Africa

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

The Aviodrome aviation museum responded on Facebook to the crash as follows: "We are extremely shocked that the Convair 340, the aircraft that would soon come to Aviodrome, crashed during the takeoff of a test flight in South Africa".

All 20 injured were taken to various hospitals across Tshwane.

"We can, at this point, confirm that there was one fatality".

Police spokesman Isaac Mahamba told South African broadcaster eCNA: "There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene".

Helicopters could be seen hovering above the scene as the sun set, with reports that the injured had been ferried to hospitals in Pretoria and Joburg.

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"Our medical services are now on the scene".

The plane went down on Tuesday 10 July 2018, crashing into a small factory.

He said he could not release more information as the South African Civil Aviation Authority were investigating the accident.

It was not clear what had caused the crash and the statement did not mention the name of the airline but photos showed the words "Martin's Air Charter" on the body of the plane. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

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

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