Plane crashes in Pretoria

BREAKING: At least 20 injured in Wonderboom plane crash - reports

BREAKING: At least 20 injured in Wonderboom plane crash - reports

Emergency services said the aircraft crashed on Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport.

Emer-G-Med Chief Operating Officer Jurgen Kotze said the four critically injured patients were still entrapped in the aircraft.

'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.

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

"There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene".

He said: "Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical".

He said they were not able to comment on what caused the accident at this stage.

Meanwhile, The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says investigators are on their way to the scene.

"Paramedics are treating the patients and will thereafter transport them to nearby hospital for further treatment‚" Meiring said.

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