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Seven dead in plane crash in Yuba, South Sudan

August 22, 2020

Seven people died after a cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from Yuba International Airport, the capital of South Sudan.

Transport Minister Madut Biar Yel told Eye radio that three crew members and five passengers were on the plane. One passenger survived.

The South West Aviation device crashed on a farm specifically in the capital’s Kemiru area ten minutes after take-off. The plane flew into the city of Wau in the state of Bar el Gazal Occidental and took off at 8:48 a.m.

Seven dead in plane crash in Yuba, South SudanSeven dead in plane crash in Yuba, South Sudan

It’s the second plane to crash in South Sudan this month. Last week, a 5Y SAV plane chartered by NGO Nile Hope crashed after hitting a tree in Jonglei state.

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