Passengers feared injured as plane crashes during landing in South Sudan

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Passengers feared injured as plane crashes during landing in South Sudan

A South Supreme Airlines plane carrying 44 passengers has crash landed at South Sudan's Wau airport, Airlive web portal reported on Monday.

Remarkably no one was killed after the South Supreme Airlines plane crashed in high winds in Wau.

He said: "The weather is not good".

An aid worker told Reuters news agency: "No one died but there are a number of injured people right now".

More than forty passengers have escaped with their lives after a plane crash-landed and caught fire in north-western South Sudan.

When the plane crashed, its door flew open, which allowed the pilot and rescue crews to get everybody out, Youngule said.

Images from the scene show the smoking charred wreckage of the plane fuselage and the intact tail. Peacekeepers from Bangladesh, Nepal and China helped in the emergency work, he said.

Ateny Wek Ateny, the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson, was quoted as saying: "It is miraculous, completely".

Monday's crash is the second such incident in war-torn South Sudan in a period of 18 months.

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