JUBA – South Sudan’s government on Thursday said another plane has crash-landed in Bor, the capital of the world’s youngest country’s Jonglei state.
This comes just a few weeks after a similar incident occurred in the dispute region of the Greater Abyei Administrative Area where a passenger plane carrying examinations paper crash-landed with at least five people, all of them crew members, on board.
Government officials told Sudans Post that 14 people who were on board have all survived when the incident occurred. The fourteen (14) people include twelve (12) passengers and two crew-members.
Director of Bor Airport, Kuot John Akech, told Radio Miraya that the plane is operated by Air Services and was traveling from Uror County of Jonglei state to Juab via Bor and said that passengers have continued their journey by road.
The entire under carriage and propeller of the plane were completely damaged, while the cockpit screen was shattered. Bor airport remains open and operating as normal, according to Akech.