A South Supreme Airlines plane crashed at South Sudan’s Wau airport with 44 passengers on board. Fire engines rushed to the plane when it crash-landed and started to burn.
The number of casualties is unclear.
South Supreme Airlines is a South Sudanese airline which began operations in September 2013. The airline was formed using the fleet of Feeder Airlines which operated two Fokker 50As. As of May 2014 the airline had regularly scheduled flights three times a week between Juba and Entebbe.
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- UPDATE 1557 UTC No casualties reported South Supreme Airlines manager confirmed. All the passengers had been removed from the plane before it was destroyed by the fire.
- UPDATE 1517 UTC Plane which caught fire is an Antonov 26.
- UPDATE 1451 UTC At least 9 people were reportedly pulled out from the debris alive. The Director of Wau Teaching Hospital, Dr. Edmond Sebit, says several people injured in the plane crash have been taken to the health facility for treatment.
- UPDATE 1421 UTC According to the local official cited by BBC Africa, the plane was coming from the South Sudan’s capital Juba.