One dead, 19 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

A view of an aircraft that went down near Wonderboom Airport northern Pretoria

'Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria, ' Russell Meiring, spokesman for the ER24 medical service, said.

Emergency services were called out to the scene just after 16:00 when the plane was found on fire in a field.

Unconfirmed reports said one person was critically injured.

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

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At least twenty passengers have been pulled from the wreckage with paramedics, firefighters and police on the scene of the accident.

"We are not sure what happened at this stage", Rosella Passier, Aviodrome's marketing manager, told French news agency AFP.

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

"We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport", said Mahamba.

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A spokesman for Martin Air said it had no information about the plane or the crash.

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

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

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said their investigators were on their way to the crash.

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