44 people feared dead as plane crashes during horror landing

Nick Mcbride
March 20, 2017

A South Supreme Airlines plane carrying 44 people crashed at South Sudan's Wau airport.

The plane was flying from the capital, Juba to Wau in South Sudan.

A South Supreme Airlines jet carrying 44 people on Monday crashed into the runway of Wau Airport in South Sudan killing everyone on board.

Details are slowly emerging of some passengers being pulled out alive from the wreckage.

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Photos spread across social media showing a plane apparently burning out its engine and going up in smoke as workers and crowds gathered to survey the damage.

"About 17 to 18 people injured in the incident were taken to hospital", said James Dimo Deng, a journalist in Wau, told Reuters.

"But when it touched the ground, it immediately burst into a huge flame".

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