Breaking 43 people were on board the plane The flight was headed from Juba. According to CNN – A commercial plane on Monday made a crash landing in poor weather near airport in South Sudan, causing no death but several injuries with 43 on board.
“It is miraculous, completely,” said Ateny Wek Ateny, the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson. “There are only minor injuries. “And no single death.”
The incident took place at the airport in Wau, in the nation’s northwest. Ateny said to sources that “The pilot overshot the runway, dropping onto an unpaved ground. The plane’s right wing hit a car and a fire started on the right side of the plane. The pilot opened the door near the tail, which was not on fire.
“The crew managed to evacuate everyone!” An official source told South Supreme Airlines in Wau, the plane carried 40 adults and three children. Twenty-five were taken to hospitals, three remain hospitalized with minor injuries.
The plane was headed from the capital, Juba, to Wau. Juba is located in the southern region of the country. The big fire kept many people to think there would be no survivors, the cause that plane crash was of the weather a citing very cloudy conditions, and that might be the reason of accident.
South Sudan, which gained its independence from Sudan in 2011, has endured war political instability and famine.
It is a landlocked country in east-central Africa, bordering Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and theCentral African Republic.
More than 12 million people live in South Sudan. It is populated by many ethnic groups, including the Dinka and Nuer, and the dominant faiths are Christian and animist.