Plane Crashes in Pretoria, South Africa

Plane Crashes in Pretoria, South Africa

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

Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Johan Pieterse says the plane with 19 people onboard crashed shortly after taking off after suffering technical difficulties. Photos from the scene posted on social media showed the plane, emblazoned with the words "Martin's Air Charter", broken near its front and back ends.

"We are unsure as yet of how the incident occurred". Reports say that there have been no deaths but there are 20 people injured.

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

The Aviodrome aerospace theme park in the Netherlands said on its Facebook page that it was "hugely shocked" by the crash.

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The plane, which had been expected to arrive at the Aviodrome on Jul 23, "crashed in South Africa during take-off on a test flight", it said.

It had been due to fly to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

One person was killed‚ two pilots critically injured and a passenger suffered a double amputation in an airplane crash north of Pretoria late on Tuesday afternoon.

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

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