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