Plane crash lands in Pretoria

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The landing was initially believed to have been a crash.

Social media was abuzz on Monday following the crash landing of an aircraft in the north of Pretoria.

The landing was initially believed to have been a crash, Rekord North reported.

Aviation fire chief at the Tshwane metro and Wonderboom National Airport, Andre van Rooyen said it was not a crash but an emergency landing.

The aircraft was believed to have crashed near the N1 near Wallmansthal.

OrangeFox security firm said they received information of a crash near Olifants Street north of Pretoria.

The security company said traffic on the N1 was not affected and the number of the injured was unknown but emergency services were at the scene.

A representative of Blue Chip flight school, not far from the scene, said he had heard of the incident.

Requesting anonymity, he confirmed the aircraft did not belong to the school.

“We are not sure what might have happened or if anyone is injured at this stage,” he said.

– Caxton News Service

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