South Supreme Airlines Passenger Jet Crashes In South Sudan’s Juba Airport, 37 Injured

March 20, 2017 11:13 pm0 commentsViews: 124

A passenger jet of local carrier, South Supreme Airlines plane, crash-landed in South Sudan’s Wau city carrying forty passengers and 5 crew members. At least 37 of the people were injured.

The airline’s manager Gabriel Ngang said the plane took off from South Sudan’s capital Juba.

State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio said all the injured were immediately brought to the hospital and many of them were released shortly after being given first aid.

Guadensio added 37 passengers were brought to the hospital and 31 of them were released shortly.

He mentioned there were no deaths in the accident but couldn’t account for the eight remaining people.

Wau airport engineer Paul Charles said the weather was not favorable in the area when the plane tried for landing and also the visibility was not good on the runway.

Charles added the front part of the plane was burned while back part remained. Some of the people were pulled out and others came out themselves.

TV footage showed firefighters battling to put out the blaze.

About 36 people were killed in 2015 when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed after taking-off from Juba.

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