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
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
At least eighteen survivors are reported, with some reports
saying that all on board survived.
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
"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,"
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
The airport is near the location of Chinese peacekeepers at
After the accident, the Chinese peacekeepers hurried to the
spot to help rescue people and put out the fire with water
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
Witnesses said the aircraft was burnt down in 20 minutes.