One dead, 20 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

One dead, 20 injured in Wonderboom plane crash

The Convair plane - built in 1954 - was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum, near the central Dutch city of Lelystad, after reportedly being renovated at the small Wonderboom airport in Pretoria.

The scene of the plane crash in Pretoria.

Emer-G-Med Chief Operating Officer Jurgen Kotze said the four critically injured patients were still entrapped in the aircraft.

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

ER24 says paramedics are on scene, but adds, the exact number of injuries could still change.

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A man who works at the airport said: "I saw the aircraft coming through and there was a big cloud of black smoke behind them, apparently there was an engine failure".

Once treated, the patients will be transported, as well as airlifted by the ER24 medical helicopter, to nearby hospitals.

Paramedic Xander Loubser from BestCare Ambulance Service confirmed the accident on Tuesday afternoon.

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

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