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South Sudan: Plane crashes into Lake Yirol ‘killing 19’

South Sudan: Plane crashes into Lake Yirol ‘killing 19’
09 September 2018 - 14:42 'was also added 105 Viewed.
A handout image shows the wreckage of a light aircraft that crashed into the Yirol River as local fishermen use canoes to help in the rescue and retrieval efforts, 9 September 2018 Image copyright Radio Miraya Image caption The aircraft crashed into Lake Yirol

Nineteen folks have been killed while a small passenger aircraft crashed right into a lake because it attempted to land in thick fog in relevant South Sudan, reviews say.

Only 4 people, together with two youngsters, survived the crash, stated govt reputable Taban Abel Aguek.

The victims include the pilot and co-pilot, a team of workers member of the Crimson Move and an Anglican bishop, he instructed AFP.

The airplane was once wearing 23 other folks from the capital, Juba, to town of Yirol on Sunday.

“Whilst it arrived the weather used to be so foggy and while it attempted to land it crashed into Lake Yirol adjoining to Yirol the city,” Mr Abel Aguek, the nearby executive minister, said.

In March last yr, a aircraft traveling from Juba to Wau, within the north-west of the country, crashed with at least FORTY folks on board. None of the passengers have been killed but a few were taken to hospital with severe injuries.


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