About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

"Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical", said Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for ER24, a private emergency medical service, according to South Africa's Independent Online.

Social media photos showed the plane's fuselage broken, dented, and charred, amid a plume of smoke.

"We can, at this point, confirm that there was one fatality".

"Seen on Sunday morning at Pretoria's Wonderboom Airport‚ ex Rovos Air Convair 340 ZS-BRV‚" the caption read.

At least twenty passengers have been pulled from the wreckage with paramedics, firefighters and police on the scene of the accident.

Pieterse said the plane hit a small factory premises where two patients were seriously hurt.

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

A charter plane lays in a field in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday July 10, 2018.

There is no information about how many people were on board the plane.

"We are not sure what happened at this stage", Rosella Passier, the Aviodrome's marketing manager, told AFP in The Hague. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter.

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

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