Eyewitness footage shows smoke coming from Wonderboom plane before crash

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

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

According to Dutch radio station Omroep Flevoland, the chartered plane which crashed was a historic aircraft which was bought at Aviodrome aviation museum in early June.

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

"We saw the plane and we heard a thumping sound", adds Storm.

Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces. "We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage".

The ER24 medical service confirmed the fatality.

Best Care ambulance services' Xander Loubser said reports indicated that the charter plane was carrying passengers on an global flight.

Shortly afterwards the plane crashed into the factory.

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

It had been due to fly to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands. Martin's Air Charter is an affiliate of Air France-KLM.

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

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

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