At least 10 people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed on Tuesday at an airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the region’s governor said.
It happened at Pieri airstrip shortly after take-off while heading to the capital, Juba.
Transport Minister Madut Biar Yel stated that a team of investigators was sent to the site of the crash to conduct preliminary investigations.
It was gathered that the plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement about the crash.
Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with shock and horror and sent condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.