Plane crashes in South Sudan, at least 14 injured

Passenger plane crash

A South Supreme Airlines plane carrying 44 people crashed at South Sudan's Wau airport.

More than forty passengers have escaped with their lives after a plane crash-landed and caught fire in north-western South Sudan. "The hospital received 37 people with injuries but now 31 have gone home and six are left but in stable conditions", Guadenesio said.

Fire engines have been rushed to the site of the plane crash.

"There were 40 passengers and five crew (on board) that is all". "The pilot I think was not seeing the runway well".

The report said the flight was headed from Juba to Wau when it crashed as a result of poor weather at an airport in South Sudan.

According to the local official cited by BBC Africa, the plane was coming from the South Sudan's capital Juba. "But when it touched the ground, it immediately burst into a huge flame", he said.

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

Smoke filled the air as firefighters arrived at the scene of the air disaster and poured water on the plane's smouldering remains.

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