|Published : 20 Mar 2017, 20:44:02 | Updated : 20 Mar 2017, 20:44:23|
South Sudan plane crashes with 44 passengers
A plane on Monday crashed in a South Sudan airport carrying 44 passengers.
Initial reports suggested that everybody on board were killed in the crash, but there are now details emerging of people being pulled alive from the wreckage.
The South Supreme Airliner came down at Wau Airport at around 3pm local time, reports metro.co.uk.
Firefighters rushed to the scene and pictures show the burned out wreckage of the plane with just the tail fin visible.
The crash is believed to have happened when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau.
Authorities are yet to give details of the number of casualties, but South Sudan’s Eye radio is reporting that nine people were pulled alive from the wreckage to be taken to hospital.