Five Killed in South Sudan Plane Crash

South Sudan plane crash

NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – At Least five people were killed in a fatal plane crash on Tuesday morning shortly after take off from Juba International Airport, South Sudanese officials said.

Four crew members were among those killed, including two Ukrainians, two Sudanese and One South Sudanese, according to a representative of the Optimum Aviation Ltd, the company that owns the aircraft.

The plane had been chartered and operated by Euro Airlines, a local aviation company registered in the East African country.

Speaking to the BBC, Kur Kuol, director-general of Juba International Airport, the plane was carrying fuel from the capital to Maban town in the Upper Nile State.

The cause of the crash cannot be known right now – it needs time because a committee will be formed to investigate the exact cause of the crash,” Mr Kur told the BBC by phone in Juba after visiting the site of the crash.

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