News24.com | UPDATE: 1 confirmed death in Wonderboom plane crash

One person has been confirmed dead on the scene where a plane crashed at Wonderboom in Pretoria, paramedics said on Tuesday.

Earlier, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said approximately 20 people were injured when the plane crashed.

“Their injuries range from minor to critical,” he said.

Meiring said they had two air ambulance helicopters on the scene as well. He said they were not able to comment on what caused the accident at this stage.

“Initial reports from the aircraft crash in Wonderboom has left allegedly 20 people injured, at least one critically,” ER24 tweeted. 

Best Care ambulance services’ Xander Loubser said the pilot was in a critical condition following the crash.

Emer-g-med’s Jurgen Kotze, who said they were the first responders to the accident, said four people including the pilot sustained critical injuries.

“The pilot is still entrapped in the cockpit of the airplane and sustained critical injuries. We are still treating him on scene,” he said at the time.

Kotze said the remaining passengers’ injuries range from minor to moderate.

GALLLERY: 8 pictures from the deadly Wonderboom plane crash

One person died and several others injured when a charter plane crashed at Wonderboom in Pretoria on Tuesday. Initial reports indicate that approximately 20 people were injured, ranging from minor to critical.

The scene of the crash. (Picture: ER24)

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