1 dead, many injured in a plane crash in South Africa

1 dead, many injured in a plane crash in South Africa

1 dead, many injured in a plane crash in South Africa

The 1954-built plane was soon to be flown to the Aviodrome air museum, near the central Dutch city of Lelystad, via Egypt, Croatia and Austria.

All 20 injured were taken to various hospitals across Tshwane.

Police spokesman Isaac Mahamba told South African broadcaster eCNA: "There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene".

ER24 later said on its Twitter feed that one fatality had since been reported from the scene, and that it had occured "in the cockpit".

"Our medical services are now on the scene".

A charter plane lays in a field in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday July 10, 2018.

It was believed that not all the injuries were of crew and passengers on the plane - belonging to Martin's Air Charter - but that two, including one critically injured, were of people on the ground.

There is no information about how many people were on board the plane.

According to the Aviodrome's website, it cost €350,000 (US$410,000) to make the plane "flight ready" and buy parts for the planned trip to Europe.

The Aviodrome is one of the Netherlands' largest theme parks, where visitors can view various aircraft close up, including a KLM Boeing 747 and Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jet.

At the same time, the Civil Aviation Authority says its officials will continue their investigation on Wednesday morning.

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