A plane crash which occurred near a residential area around Derdepoort in South Africa’s capital Pretoria, reportedly left at least 20 people injured.
The wreckage of a Convair plane lying in a field on the outskirts of Pretoria after apparently crashing into a building, was captured by bystanders. The charter plane has Martin’s Air Charter on the side its fuselage.
Twitter user @CliffShiko who shared a report of the plane crash wrote;
A charter airplane has crashed in Pretoria near Moloto Rd, near Wonderboom airport no casualties reported but emergency services at scene.The aircraft is a Dutch cargo MAC Martin’s Air Charter owned by Air France-KLM
“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. “We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage and no confirmed fatalities.”
Tshwane Metro Police Department spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that a small plane crashed in the Kameeldrift plot.
“We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport,” said Mahamba.
“There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene. They will provide an update on any injuries.”