Charter plane crashes near Wonderboom airport north of Pretoria

Plane crashes outside South Africa's Pretoria injuring 20 people at least one critical – officials

He said: "We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport".

Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24, says the injuries in Tuesday's crash range from minor to critical.

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

"There was one fatality in the cockpit, we are not sure if it's the pilot or the engineer".

According to Dutch radio station Omroep Flevoland, the chartered plane which crashed was a historic aircraft which was bought at Aviodrome aviation museum in early June.

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

Meiring said there were two air ambulance helicopters on the scene.

It had been due to fly to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands.

"ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, are now on the scene treating and triaging the patients", the emergency services group said in a statement on Tuesday. "Martin's Air Charter" is written on the side of the fuselage.

The Civil Aviation Authority is expected to start an investigation into the crash as soon as all patients have been cleared from the scene.

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