UN Cargo Plane Crash In South Sudan, Killed 7
A UN food agency hired cargo plane crashed in South Sudan’s capital on Saturday morning.
According to the country’s transport minister, Madut Yel Biar the plane clash killed seven people while injuring one more.
Confirming the incident, the minister said five passengers and three crew were on board the Antonov An-26 cargo plane.
The aircraft, which crashed into a farm in the Referendum residential area minutes after taking off from the Juba International Airport, was en route to Wau and Aweil towns.
The minister said identities of the victims are yet to be ascertained, adding a pilot of the plane was a foreign national, without revealing more details.
Earlier, Kur kuol, the director of Juba International Airport, told Anadolu Agency that eight people were on board the plane that belongs to South West Aviation.