Critical injuries in Pretoria plane crash

About 20 people have been injured in a plane crash near Wonderboom airport in the South African administrative capital Pretoria.

"ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, are currently on the scene treating and triaging the patients," an emergency services group said in a statement on Tuesday. "Initial reports show that approximately 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical."

It was not clear what had caused the crash and the statement did not mention the name of the airline but photos showed the words Martin's Air Charter on the body of the plane.

"There is smoke all over and paramedics are on the scene," eNCA news quoted a local police spokesman as saying.