Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Passenger Plane With 44 on Board Crashes in South Sudan

Plane Wreckage Plane Wreckage
Howard Terry | 21 March, 2017, 00:35

A passenger jet crash-landed in South Sudan's north-western city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, a local official said.

Remarkably no one was killed after the South Supreme Airlines plane crashed in high winds in Wau.

"The aircraft landed safe. but because of bad weather, the plane missed the line and hit a truck belonging to the fire brigade", said Gabriel Ngang Maduok, a station manager with the carrier told Reuters.

Smoke filled the air as firefighters arrived at the scene of the air disaster and poured water on the plane's smouldering remains.

He says the plane burst into flames after the crash, and that only 20 people appear to have survived.

The fate of the 44 passengers are not known, with no official statements made.

The head of the mission in the conflict-ridden country, David Shearer, praised peacekeepers involved in the rescue operation, who were from Bangladesh, Nepal and China.

"Visibility is a problem at the center, so that's why it crashed", Charles told VOA's South Sudan in Focus.

"It is miraculous, completely", the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson said. "There are only minor injuries".

The plane crash is the latest tragedy to befall South Sudan, which has been gripped by civil war since 2013.

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