Plane crash lands in South Sudan

Today, A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan’s north-western city of Wau leaving at least 14 people injured as reported by government and airport officials.

They stated, “The weather is not good. Visibility was not good up to now and (the plane) was landing from the east to west then it just crashed (off) the runway. The pilot I think was not seeing the runway well,” said Paul Charles, an engineer at Wau airport.

Images circulating on social media showed thick black smoke billowing from the aircraft, which was completely burned out except for the tail, clearly bearing the insignia of local carrier South Supreme Airlines.

According to the State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio he said, 14 patients were rushed to hospital in stable Condition and he is not clear if the rest of the passengers were alive or dead.

Manager of South Supreme Airlines said there were 40 passengers and five crew (on board) and the plane had taken off from the capital Juba.

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