March 30, 2017

South Supreme Airlines Aircraft Crashes in South Sudan

20 March 2017, 05:49 | Taylor George

A plane crash-landed at an airport in South Sudan injuring several people

South Sudan

A South Supreme Airlines plane carrying 44 passengers has crash landed at South Sudan's Wau airport, Airlive web portal reported on Monday.

Details are slowly emerging of some passengers being pulled out alive from the wreckage.

All 44 passengers on board are feared dead, while Reuters reported quoting local aid workers that no one was killed in the crash but a number of people were injured.

Images circulating on social media show the empennage of a turboprop aircraft, apparently featuring South Supreme Airlines livery.

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"Right now we have the ambulance which has just come out from the airport and we have received 14 patients being rushed to hospital in stable condition", said State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio.

The plane was flying from the capital, Juba to Wau in South Sudan.

Photos from the scene show fire engines dousing the wreckage.

"The plane was blowing smoke from the tail before it crashed", according to Deng Dimo, a reporter for Eye Radio Juba.

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