About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

'Smoke all over the place' as aircraft crashes near Wonderboom airport

The injuries range from minor to severe according to what the South African emergency medical service ER24 says.

He said: "We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport".

Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces as paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene as firefighters tackled smoking wreckage. Reports say that there have been no deaths but there are 20 people injured.

Investigators were still busy on Tuesday evening at the scene where a historic chartered aircraft crashed into a dairy factory in the north of Pretoria on earlier today.

He said the pilot was in a critical condition following the crash.

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The Convair plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum.

The plane crash near Moloto Road which runs alongside Wonderboom airport but it remains unclear what caused the crash or what type of aircraft it is.

The fuselage was marked Martin's Air Charter.

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

The plane was supposed to leave South Africa around Thursday, according to Dutch news agency ANP.

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