Ten dead in plane crash in South Sudan | Africa

A commercial plane crashed in South Sudan on Tuesday evening, killing the ten people on board.

The victims are the eight passengers and the two pilots of an aircraft in service with South Supreme Airlines, one of the most important in South Sudan.

The plane – the model of which is still unknown – took off from the city of Pieri in the state of Jonglei and was destined for the capital Juba.

“On my behalf and on behalf of the people of Jonglei State and the nation, I would like to express my condolences to the families and friends of the victims affected at this hour of pain,” said Jonglei Governor Denay Jock Chagor, quoted by the Anadolu Agency in Turkey .

According to the director of Juba International Airport, Kur Kol, the accident occurred immediately after take-off around 5 p.m. local time (3 p.m. on mainland Portugal).

It is the second accident involving a plane operated by South Supreme Airlines, a company founded in 2013. In 2017, a fire aboard an Antonov An-26 forced an emergency landing that would eventually destroy the aircraft. All passengers and crew were unharmed.

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