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Small plane crashes in South Africa, 4 injured

A small plane crashed near Durban's airport Thursday morning, injuring three people aboard and one person on the ground, police said.

world Updated: Sep 24, 2009 13:41 IST

A small plane crashed near Durban's airport Thursday morning, injuring three people aboard and one person on the ground, police said.

The plane had just taken off from Durban headed to nearby Pietermaritzburg about 7:30 a.m. (0530 GMT) when it went down on the grounds of a school, police spokesman Capt. Thulani Zwane said. The pilot, two passengers and a man on the ground were taken to a hospital, Zwane said.

Schools were closed in South Africa on Thursday for a public holiday.