10 Jul '18, 6pm

One dead, 20 injured in South Africa vintage plane crash

PRETORIA: One person was killed and about 20 were injured when a vintage plane crashed on Tuesday (Jul 10) after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. The Convair-340 plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum in the Netherlands from Wonderboom airport in Pretoria. Advertisement The plane came down on rough ground about five kilometres east of the airport, hitting a small factory building, injuring two people inside. Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces. Paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene as firefighters tackled the smoking wreckage. "The plane had 19 passengers on board which includes the pilot and the engineer," Johan Pieterse, the local government emergency services spokesman, told AFP. "Ther...

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