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Wonderboom plane crash claims a second life

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that a second person has died after a plane crashed in Wonderboom in Pretoria north.

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Kabelo Ledwaba, spokesperson for the CAA, says the second person was not in the aircraft, but on the ground when it crashed.

"There were a number of serious injuries with one fatal injury confirmed on the accident scene. In addition, three people who were on the ground were injured; one of them passed away this morning," says Ledwaba. 

One person was confirmed dead on Tuesday evening after the plane crashed outside Wonderboom airport.

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Ledwaba says an investigation team has been assigned to probe the cause of the incident and it is still in the early stages and some details cannot be verified as yet.

He explains 19 people were on board - 16 passengers and three crew members.

Three of the passengers are from the Netherlands, 14 are South African and two are Australian.

He says the plane departed from Wonderboom Airport and was intended to land at Pilanesberg in the North West. 

ER24 yesterday confirmed a number of people were injured, with one being critical.


Bystanders and emergency scattered to extinguish the fire that broke out shortly after the plane crashed.

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