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South Sudan plane crash leaves several injured

South Sudan plane crash leaves several injured”

The plane was completely burned out except for the tail, which clearly displayed the insignia of local carrier South Supreme Airlines.

Fire engines rushed to the plane when it crash-landed.

"No one died but there are a number of injured people right now", one of the local aid workers near the scene of the crash 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.

The plane, an Antonov 26, carried 44 passengers and had five crew members, said Youngule.

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Presidential Spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny announced on state-owned radio that the injured will be transported to Juba to receive advanced medical care.

United Nations peacekeepers worked with local emergency workers to evacuate passengers from the plane, according to David Shearer, head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan. It was making a trip from Juba to Wau, in northwestern South Sudan when it crashed.

"I don't have any information", said Gabriel Ngang, the manager of South Supreme Airlines, the owner of the plane. "There are only minor injuries".

Dozens of people have been killed in a plane crash in South Sudan.

More than 12 million people live in South Sudan.



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