Five killed in South Sudan cargo plane crash | Inquirer News

Five killed in South Sudan cargo plane crash

/ 09:43 PM November 02, 2021

Five killed in South Sudan cargo plane crash

JUBA Five people died on Tuesday when a small cargo plane crashed shortly after take-off from Juba Airport in South Sudan, airport officials said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Authorities have started investigating the incident which involved an Antonov-26 plane operated by Optimum Aviation, a local firm, said Kur Koul, director-general of the airport.

The victims were all crew members of the plane, which was carrying drums of fuel to Maban county in Upper Nile State.

FEATURED STORIES

South Sudan, which has suffered from a debilitating conflict in the past decade, lacks a reliable land transportation infrastructure, forcing some cargo to be moved by air.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Aviation, Crash, plane, Sudan
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.