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Plane crashes outside South Africa’s Pretoria, at least 19 injured

10 July 2018, 08:54 | Glen Norman

Plane crashes outside South Africa's Pretoria, injuring 20 people, at least one critical – officials

A view of an aircraft that went down near Wonderboom Airport northern Pretoria

ER24 says paramedics are on scene, but adds, the exact number of injuries could still change.

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

'Some patients have been transferred already and some of them are still on scene'.

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'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.

Paramedic Xander Loubser from BestCare Ambulance Service said: "There are critical patients".

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

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The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter, but no information was immediately available about the air company.

He said they would be flown to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said their investigators were on their way to the crash.

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