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Crashed Pretoria plane en route to Dutch aircraft museum

Eyewitness News logo Eyewitness News 2018-07-11 Lauren Isaacs
a group of people standing in a field: A view of an aircraft that went down near Wonderboom Airport, northern Pretoria. © Provided by Supplied. A view of an aircraft that went down near Wonderboom Airport, northern Pretoria. JOHANNESBURG - It has emerged that a plane which crashed in Pretoria, killing one man, was en route to the Netherlands.

In a statement released by Air France, KLM on Wednesday morning, the airline company says the plane was destined for the Dutch aircraft museum Aviodrome at Lelystad Airport.

Read: Wonderboom #PlaneCrash: Aircraft not owned by Martinair

Twenty people were injured when the aircraft went down in Kameeldrift, shortly after takeoff, yesterday.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority says a preliminary report will be released in 30 days that may give some indication as to what caused a plane to crash in Pretoria.

Read: Prelim Wonderboom crash report should be available in a month: CAA

The aircraft went down in Kameeldrift on Tuesday with 19 people on board.

One person was killed and two workers critically injured when the plane hit the factory.

A team of investigators has been dispatched to comb through the wreckage at the crash scene.

Read: Pretoria plane crash victims spend nightin hospital

The CAA's Peter Mashaba said: “Right now we’re at the very early stages of the investigation. We have a team of investigators that went past the scene within an hour of the crash and even in the early hours of this morning, we've got a team of investigators that are continuing with the investigation.”

WATCH: One dead, 19 injured in Pretoria plane crash

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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