Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

  • Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

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.

Spokesperson Ernie McCarthy confirmed the incident and that Emer-G-Med paramedics were attending to the scene.

It took place about 1km east of the N4 in Derdepoort and about 8km east of the Wonderboom Airport.

Emergency services said they were attending to "multiple" patients at the scene of the crash.

Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24, says the injuries in Tuesday's crash range from minor to critical.

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

At the same time, Tshwane Emergency Services say four workers have been left critically injured after a plane hit a factory before crashing.

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

Images showed a burning aircraft marked "Martin's Air Charter".

The South African Civil Aviation Authority said a team of investigators had already been sent to the scene to investigate the cause of the accident.