Pretoria plane crash claims one, injures 19

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Nineteen people were injured when a plane crashed on Tuesday in a grassy area of the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said, giving a preliminary toll.

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

ER24 in a tweet confirmed the fatality following the crash.

At least twenty passengers have been pulled from the wreckage with paramedics, firefighters and police on the scene of the accident.

One person died in a plane crash in Wonderboom, Pretoria, July 10, 2018, emergency responders said.

Eyewitnesses described seeing the plane attempt to veer toward Wonderboom airport, then hearing an explosion.

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Photos on social media showed the plane's fuselage broken, dented, and charred.

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

The Aviodrome aerospace theme park in the Netherlands said on its Facebook page that it was "hugely shocked" by the crash.

The plane had been due to fly later this week to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

The plane was a Dutch cargo MAC Martin's Air Charter owned by Air France-KLM.

Pieterse says Civil Aviation Authority will be investigating the crash.