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Antonov An-26 plane crashes in South Sudan with 40 passengers | Coastweek

WAU South Sudan (Xinhua) -- Crashed plane on fire at Wau Airport, northern South Sudan. All 43 passengers and six crew members have survived the plane crash that occurred in the northern South Sudan town of Wau on Monday afternoon, local authorities have confirmed. XINHUA PHOTO - MA QINGFENG

Antonov An-26 plane crashes in South Sudan with 40 passengers | Coastweek

WAU South Sudan (Xinhua) -- Smoke billows out of the crashed aircraft in Wau Airport, South Sudan. A passenger aircraft crashed at South Sudan’s Wau Airport and burst into flames on Monday afternoon. XINHUA PHOTOS - LIU JUNHAO

Antonov An-26 plane crashes in South Sudan with 43 passengers

WAU South Sudan -- On 20 March 2017, an Antonov An-26 of South Supreme Airlines was destroyed by fire after landing at Wau Airport, South Sudan on a flight from Juba Airport, South Sudan.

The accident aircraft was an Antonov An-26.

The aircraft was destroyed by fire after landing at Wau Airport, South Sudan on a domestic scheduled passenger flight from Juba Airport, South Sudan.

There were about 40 passengers, plus five crew on board.

The accident occurred at about 15:00 local time, in conditions of poor visibility.

The aircraft may already have been on fire when it landed.

An eyewitness reported smoke coming from the tail as it was landing.

At least eighteen survivors are reported, with some reports saying that all on board survived.

(source WIKIPEDIA)

2017 South Supreme Airlines Antonov An-26 crash

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UPDATES:

No death in South Sudan plane crash: officials

by Luduobao and Gale Julius NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- All 43 passengers and six crew members have survived the plane crash that occurred in the northern South Sudan town of Wau on Monday afternoon, local authorities have confirmed.

Wau State Information Minister Nona Guadenesio said 37 passengers were admitted to hospital and 31 have so far been discharged, with the remaining ones in stable conditions.

He added that the accident was caused by poor visibility that led to a collision between the plane and a firefighter truck during landing.

"All passengers and crew members are alive.

"The hospital received 37 people with injuries but now 31 have gone home and six are left but in stable conditions," Guadenesio said.

Presidential Spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny announced on state-owned radio that the injured will be transported to Juba to receive advanced medical care.

The passenger aircraft crashed at South Sudan’s Wau Airport and burst into flames at around 3:30 p.m. local time.

The plane was travelling from the South Sudanese Capital Juba to the northern town of Wau.

Local media reported that the plane was owned by South Supreme Airlines.

The airport is near the location of Chinese peacekeepers at Wau.

After the accident, the Chinese peacekeepers hurried to the spot to help rescue people and put out the fire with water trucks.
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Aircraft crashes in South Sudan, 16 injured

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A passenger aircraft crashed at South Sudan’s Wau Airport and burst into flames at around 3:30 p.m. Monday, injuring 16 people and fatality unknown, sources from UN security department at Juba said.

Sixteen people who were aboard the aircraft were identified in the Wau Teaching Hospital, the source said. The fatality is unknown at the moment.

There were 49 people on board, with one Ethiopian and four Russian crew members, according to Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an east African regional bloc.

A source from UNMISS Military confirmed that no UN staff member was on board and it was not a terror attack.

The aircraft hit an object on the ground during landing and burnt up.

Witnesses said the aircraft was burnt down in 20 minutes.

Antonov An-26 plane crashes in South Sudan with 40 passengers | Coastweek

WAU South Sudan (Xinhua) -- Smoke billows out of the crashed aircraft in Wau Airport, South Sudan. A passenger aircraft crashed at South Sudan’s Wau Airport and burst into flames on Monday afternoon. XINHUA PHOTO - LIU JUNHAO
 

           

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