Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

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

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

One person is dead, several others are in critical condition after a charter plane crashed in Pretoria, South Africa.

On a video posted on social media the plane, a so-called Convair 340, had just taken off when smoke started coming out of the plane.

The plane was due to be flown to the Aviodrome air museum after reportedly being renovated at the small airport.

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

Iran's Zarif hails 'will to resist' U.S. pressure on nuclear deal
Iranians have complained that the hoped-for rise in foreign investment and trade after the deal has not materialised. Washington has since told countries they must stop buying Iranian oil from November 4 or face financial measures.

Tshwane emergency services' Johan Pieterse says four of the injured passengers were trapped in the wreck and they had to use specialised rescue equipment to free them. "We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage".

Helicopters could be seen hovering above the scene as the sun set, with reports that the injured had been ferried to hospitals in Pretoria and Joburg.

The Aviodrome aerospace theme park near the central Dutch city of Lelystad said on its Facebook page that it was "hugely shocked" by the crash.

A plane crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday afternoon.

Borat Star Sacha Baron Cohen Is Making a Trump University Movie Next
Text in the video said , "He's back as you've never seen him before". It's unclear if the teased Trump-related project is that same film.

The large plane appeared to have crashed through a nearby building, the official said.

"We are unsure as yet of how the incident occurred".

The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter.

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.

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is the new EPA head
In 2009, he became a lobbyist for the firm Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting. Trump nominated Wheeler for EPA's number two job on October 5, 2017.

Civil Aviation Authority investigators were at the scene and started the process of determining the cause of the accident.

Latest News