Tuesday, 10 July 2018

PRETORIA PLANE CRASH VICTIMS SPEND NIGHT IN HOSPITAL

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Nineteen people on board a plane that crashed in Kameeldrift, Pretoria, have spent the night in hospital.
The plane hit a factory, critically injuring two workers before crashing in a field.
One person was killed.
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 found 19 people inside the plane and we [also] had one
deceased patient.”
All 20 injured were taken to various hospitals across Tshwane.
The 50-seater plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

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The Civil Aviation Authority says its officials will continue their
investigation on Wednesday morning.
Pieterse says they have now handed over the scene to the aviation authority which will determine the exact cause of the
crash.
“There will be an investigation into what caused it as things
went wrong after takeoff.”
He says Tshwane has not experienced a crash of this nature
before and that officials are trying to find out why the plane crashed a few minutes after takeoff.
Smoke was seen coming from one of the plane’s engines.
It is not yet clear where the plane was heading.
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