in Air Transport

South Sudan aircraft crashes at Wau

Posted 20 March 2017 · Add Comment

A South Sudan registered Fokker 50 has crashed in the northwestern town of Wau earlier today.



Initial reports said that as many as 44 people could have died in the wreckage of the South Supreme Airlines flight, but Reuters has reported local aid workers as saying no one has died but there is number of injured passengers
Local journalist James Dimo Deng told Reuters that "About 17 to 18 people injured in the incident were taken to hospital,"
Firefighters rushed to the scene and pictures on social media show the burned out wreckage of the plane with just the tail fin visible.
The aircraft crashed onto the runway at Wau as it completed a flight from Juba.
Authorities are yet to give details of the number of casualties, but South Sudan’s Eye radio is reporting that nine people were pulled alive from the wreckage to be taken to hospital.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Ethiopian partners with Zambian Government for the re-launch of the national carrier

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised shareholders agreement with the Government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways. The Government of Zambia will be the majority shareholder with 55% and Ethiopian will have 45% stakes in the

Blocked funds, connectivity, infrastructure, & safety top agenda for Angola at IATA Day

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts a trebling in the size of Angola’s air transport market to 7.1 million passengers a year by 2036 at the present forecast annual growth rate of 6.7 per cent.

Roll-Royce selects StandardAero for engine MRO services for RB211-535E4 programme

StandardAero has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce to provide engine MRO services for the RB211-535E4 programme for the life of the engine type.

Boeing and Adient launch new company to design and build aircraft seats

Boeing has announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies.

Airbus Commercial Aircraft delivers record performance

Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers.

Four start-ups apply for Comorian operating licences

Four start-up carriers have applied to the Comorian government for operating licences involving both domestic and international services, ch-aviation.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418Global Aerospace BT010518