JUBA: The Secretary of Transportation said four passengers and three crew members were killed when a cargo plane belonging to a local operator crashed on Saturday near South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
Shortly after takeoff in the early morning, the plane crashed at Carmel, 7 kilometers west of the city’s international airport.
Transport Minister Madut Biar Yol told AFP: “There were eight people on board, three passengers and five crew. Only one of the passengers survived and was in good health.”
“The other four passengers and three crew members were killed.”
The minister said the crew were Russians and the passengers were all South Sudanese.
Local company South West Aviation’s plane has shipped cash to the Wau region in the northwest of the country for use by the Opportunity Bank headquartered in Juba.