Video Shows Final Moments Before Fatal Plane Crash In South Africa

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The final moments before a charter plane crashed just after takeoff near Pretoria, South Africa, was caught on video and has been shared online.

The chilling video recorded by a passenger reveals the tense atmosphere inside the Convair CV-340 that crashed just after takeoff from Wonderboom Airport near Pretoria on July 10.

 

As flames shoot out from an engine, one passenger is heard saying: “It’s getting bad. This is getting very bad”.

At some point, the pilot cuts the engine and the plane begins to shake violently.

One passenger asks: “Why are we shaking like this?”

And another replies: “They’ve got to cut the engine so we can reach the runway.”

The video, obtained by the aviation website AIRLIVE, shows the plane struggling to turn and make it back to the runway.

“Make sure you’re strapped in. Strap in,” someone screams.

Disaster soon strikes and the video goes black after the plane slams into the ground near Pretoria, the Capital of South Africa. Miraculously, only 2 passengers died. Others survived, though many sustained serious injuries.

As passengers scramble to escape the wreckage, a man is heard yelling, “everybody out!”

Watch the extremely scary video below.

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