Pretoria plane crash claims one, injures 19

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

Paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene as firefighters tackled the smoking wreckage.

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

The remains of a charter aircraft that crashed near Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria.

The scene of the plane crash in Pretoria.

"We are not sure what happened at this stage", Rosella Passier, Aviodrome's marketing manager, told French news agency AFP.

Unconfirmed reports said one person was critically injured.

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One person died at the scene and the several injuries range from minor to critical, according to Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for emergency service ER24.

A plane has crashed near the Wonderboom airport in Pretoria, South Africa.

Rudi Storm, who claims to have witnessed the incident, says they noticed the right-hand-side engine was on fire and the plane was flying very low.

It had been due to fly to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

"They are busy treating one of the pilots. and he will be airlifted to a Netcare hospital", he said. Martin's Air Charter is an affiliate of Air France-KLM.

South African Civil Aviation Authority said it will issue a statement with further details on Wednesday.

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