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Pretoria: the video of the incident on Youtube

Online the images of the last moments of the Convair 340 -VIDEO

It's online on Youtube a video of the Pretoria incident of last July 11, where a Convair 340 crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport, causing the death of two people on board and the wounding of the others, including some serious.

The flight would have been the penultimate before retirement, which would have brought the old twin-engine turboprop aircraft to be exhibited at the Lelystad museum in the Netherlands. A flight test before its transfer to Europe, which became a tragedy. After taking off from the Wonderboom airport runway the vehicle suffered a fire in the left engine; the commander tried to make a series of turns at low altitude to try to touch the ground again, but without success. The plane crashed less than 6 km from the track, breaking into two sections and catching fire.

In the video below you can see the burning engine and the moment of tremendous impact with the ground:

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