Aviation

Several feared dead as plane crashes in S Sudan

Several people have been feared dead after a cargo plane crashed in South Sudan shortly after taking off from the airport in the country’s capital, authorities said.

The cargo plane owned by South West Aviation came down in a suburb called Hai Referendum. This area is located a short distance from the Juba International Airport.

Kur kuol, the director of Juba International Airport, said that eight people were on board.

“Eight people were on board and I still don’t have details about the number of people died in the crash,” Kuol said.

The Aviation Safety Network which tracks aviation incidents, says the place crashed shortly after takeoff. According to reports, the aircraft was booked to fly from Juba to Aweil, a city in the Northern part of the country.

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