19 injured in South Africa plane crash


By AFP
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Nineteen people were injured when a vintage plane crashed on Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said.

The Convair plane — built in 1954 — was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum, near the central Dutch city of Lelystad, after reportedly being renovated at the small Wonderboom airport in Pretoria.

Images from the site showed the plane broken into several pieces as paramedics helped survivors out of the aircraft and treated patients at the scene as firefighters tackled the smoking wreckage.

“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.

“We have 19 injured…

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