Plane crash at Wau Airport in South Sudan, 44 on board


PUBLISHED Mon, March 20, 2017 - 10:04am EDT
Credit: Matata John Waran


A South Supreme Airlines plane flying from the South Sudanese capital of Juba has crashed at Wau Airport in the country's northwest, witnesses say. At least 44 people are believed to have been on board the aircraft. (more)





FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

The accident happened at around 3 p.m. local time on Monday when the plane went down as it attempted to land at Wau Airport. Photos from the scene showed thick clouds of smoke billowing from a wreckage on what appears to be a runway.

According to initial reports, at least 44 people were on board the plane, which was flying from Juba to Wau. Witnesses reported that a number of people had been killed, but authorities could not immediately be reached to confirm the number of casualties.

A local official told the AFP news agency that at least 14 people had survived the crash and are being treated for injuries. Peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are also at the scene to assist.

We're working to gather more information.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





t="1"}   Wau, South Sudan     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



HAPPENING NOW


AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

French mayor threatens to quit after town votes for Le Pen     11 hrs  

North Korea detains U.S. citizen as tensions rise      12 hrs  

Delaware Amber Alert: 2 children abducted from Wilmington     2 days  

Police officer killed, others injured in Paris ‘terror attack’     3 days  

Manhunt in Las Vegas after ‘random’ stabbing attacks     4 days  



.
email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

French mayor threatens to quit after town votes for Le Pen     11 hrs  

North Korea detains U.S. citizen as tensions rise      12 hrs  

WATCH LIVE: Local TV coverage of the French presidential election      21 hrs  

Delaware Amber Alert: 2 children abducted from Wilmington     2 days  

Zephyrhills High School coach Samuel Walker arrested for sex with student     2 days  





More World

French mayor threatens to quit after town votes for Le Pen     11 hrs  

North Korea detains U.S. citizen as tensions rise      12 hrs  

WATCH LIVE: Local TV coverage of the French presidential election      21 hrs  

Gunman opens fire at Russian intelligence agency FSB, killing 2     3 days  

WATCH LIVE: Local TV coverage of Paris shooting attack     3 days