South Sudan plane crash leaves 10 dead

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A light aircraft belonging to South Sudan Supreme Airline crashed shortly after takeoff from Pieri Airstrip in Jonglei State, leaving 10 persons, including the two pilots dead.

As reported by South Sudan’s Radio Miraya, The general manager of the airline says a team comprising the aviation authority has been dispatched to the plane crash site. This was seconded by Transport Minister Madut Biar Yel, who said, “a team of investigators will on Wednesday be sent to the site of the crash to conduct preliminary investigations.”

Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said, “It was with great shock and horror to receive the news of the plane crash (HK-4274) of South Sudan Supreme Airline that happened today the 2nd day of March 2021 at around 5.05 PM at Pieri Airstrip.”

(With input from agencies)

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