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An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 13 '18 09:04

The historical Convair 340 plane that crashed in South Africa on Monday, will no longer be exhibited in the Netherlands, a spokesperson for aviation museum Aviodrome confirmed. "The plane can not be repaired", the spokesperson said to NU.nl.

Parts of the aircraft may be brought to the Netherlands, but that is still uncertain as the plane must first be released by the South African authorities after investigation. "That can take a long time", the spokesperson said. 

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 11 '18 08:29

A historical Martinair plane crashed in South Africa on Tuesday afternoon. One person was killed and around 20 were injured, according to local media. Three Dutch are among the injured. They work for Lelystad aviation museum Aviodrome, who the plane belongs to, according to newspaper AD.

The plane, a Convair 340 from 1954, took off from the Wonderboom airport in Pretoria around 4:30 p.m., almost immediately releasing clouds of smoke. The plane crashed a short time later. It hit a dairy farm, local residents say on Facebook.

Nov 11 '15 15:40

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is heading to South Africa next week on what will be the biggest Dutch trade mission to Africa so far, the Ministries of General Affairs and Economic Affairs announced on Tuesday.

Dec 14 '13 04:34

The Netherlands will not be present at the funeral of Nelson Mandela, announced press agency Novum. 'It is the intention that it remains small and that not too many people attend,' said Minister Timmermans Friday afternoon after the meeting with the cabinet.

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