A cargo airplane carrying meals, motorbikes and money has crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport within the South Sudanese capital of Juba. Witnesses reported seeing a number of our bodies.
The Antonov An-26 plane was travelling to town of Aweil within the northwest of the nation. Movies and pictures circulating on social media present smoke rising from the items of fuselage strewn throughout the crash website.
Antonov An-26 cargo airplane crashes after takeoff from Juba Airport, South Sudan. No less than 4 occupants on board have died. https://t.co/Mr5k1wmi9V pic.twitter.com/zFANu5KIkX
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Juba Airport Director Kur Kuol Ajieu advised Anadolu that eight folks have been on board the airplane, however he had no info as but in regards to the casualties. Witnesses advised the company they noticed six our bodies, and one particular person was rushed to a hospital. In the meantime, Xinhua reported that as many as 17 folks could have been killed.
This morning in South Sudan Juba the airplane bought crash in Hai referendum space Yaba puol village pic.twitter.com/l8cmGd9jN7
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Aijeu advised the Xinhua the plane was carrying motorbikes and meals, in addition to cash to pay the salaries of NGO staff. The Aviation Herald web site additionally reported that the airplane was loaded with money meant for “wages.” A witness advised the media that folks on the bottom rushed to gather the cash scattered throughout the wreckage.
In 2017, an An-26 passenger airplane coming from Juba caught fireplace after touchdown within the metropolis of Wau and, regardless of the plane being utterly destroyed, all 45 folks on board have been rescued. A extra tragic incident occurred in 2015, when an An-12 cargo airplane crashed shortly after taking off from Juba, killing 37.
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