Another plane again crash-landed in Jonglei

A Plane that the tyre got burst and ran out of the terminal and got crashed while landing at Bor Airport. Photo: Chol Makol Riak

By Chol Makol Riak.

Another plane has crash-landed in Akobo County of Jonglei State, barely a week after another plane crash-landed in Bor.

Kuot John Akech, the Director of Bor Airport said the plane that crashed on Saturday was carrying six passengers and some other non-food items.

He stated that all passengers on board were unhurt.

“The aircraft was carried 7 passengers and some non food items to the area, the passengers plus the crew are all unhurt,” he added.

Kuot said the aircraft belongs to the same aviation company whose plane crashed while landing in Bor airport a week ago, adding that the plane is the same type of aircraft.

He however, did not disclose which aviation company owns the plane.

“Safety is the priority and the civil aviation has already formed a committee to investigate what is repeatedly causing the accidents,” he said.

Plane crashes have been common in South Sudan.

Last week, Wednesday a plane crashed while landing in Bor airport.

This month plane carrying Examination papers for primary eight candidates crashed in Agok Airstrip of Abyei region after it missed the runway.

A cargo plane crashed near Juba International Airport last November and left five people dead.

On 2nd March 2021, a Let L-410 Turbolet of South Sudan Supreme Airline crashed in Pieri, Uror County on a domestic flight to Yuai Airstrip.

In August 2020, eight people lost their lives, while a single passenger survived with injures when a cargo plane crashed into a farm in the Kemiru area minutes after it took off from the Juba International Airport.

In 2015, 36 people were killed when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed just after takeoff from Juba.

In 2017, 37 people had a miraculous escape after their plane hit a fire truck on a runway in Wau before bursting into flames.

At least 19 people were killed in 2018 when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba to Yirol crashed.

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