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UPDATE: VIDEO: Pretoria man dies in North plane crash

The Wonderboom air crash victim has been identified as Pretorian Chris Barnard.

It is believed Barnard was in the cockpit when the Convair 340 aircraft crashed into a dairy factory, east of the Moloto Road, north of Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: One person killed in Pretoria North air crash

A family member said Barnard’s death was a great shock but declined to say more as “investigations were continuing”.

According to Dutch news agency, NOS, the aircraft was on a test flight to Aviodrome in the Netherlands.

It had 19 occupants, one died and two factory-workers were injured.

Three of which were Dutchmen, two Australian pilots and a number of South Africans including technicians and an employee of Rovos Rail.

Four passengers were trapped in the wreckage.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: VIDEO: Investigators still busy at north crash site

A video posted on social media showed smoke coming out of the plane after take-off, the plane then crashes.

Reacting to the news, Aviodrome said via Facebook: “We are extremely shocked that the Convair 340, the aircraft that would soon come to Aviodrome, crashed during the takeoff of a test flight in South Africa. Our priority now lies in securing all those involved. ”

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