News

10 Dies In South Sudan Plane Crash

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

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.

Write A Comment