Africa East Africa World 

Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences to…

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Africa East Africa World 

Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences to…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

No survivors as Nigeria’s Military aircraft crashes in Abuja

– – A Boeing 350 aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The country’s Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika announced the crash of the military aircraft on Twitter. He wrote that “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any. A military…

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Africa World 

Indonesia Air Boeing 737 crash site found

– – Indonesian divers on Sunday located parts of the wreckage of a Boeing 737-500 at a depth of 23 meters (75 feet) in the Java Sea, a day after the aircraft with 62 people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. “We received reports from the diver team that the visibility in the water is good and clear, allowing the discovery of some parts of the plane,” Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said in a statement. “We are sure that is the point where the plane crashed.” He said…

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Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo plane crash kills at least 24 people

At least 24 people have been killed in a plane crash on Sunday in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. There are fears the death toll could rise as rescue efforts continue to recover bodies. Those killed include residents on the ground, according to Congolese officials. Local media reported that the small aircraft went down in the Mapendo neighbourhood after “missing” its take-off from the city’s airport. The Dornier-228 twin-turboprop aircraft is owned by private carrier Busy Bee. It crashed about a minute after take-off, a source at Goma…

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Africa East Africa World 

Kenya: Families receive bodies of Ethiopian Airlines crash victims

Bodies of Kenyan victims of the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed in Addis Ababa in March have arrived in Kenya. The bodies arrived on Monday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where families of 32 Kenyan victims gathered to receive them ahead of burial on Thursday. The airliner crash killed all 157 people on board with victims coming from 30 nationalities. They also had the chance for the first time to view the remains of their loved ones. Families of passengers who perished in Ethiopian airline crash at JKIA to…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

SA pilots helping teens fly their jet die in plane crash

Two South African pilots who played a key role in a project to have some teenagers build their own plane have died in a plane crash. The pilots died in a plane crash in western Tanzania, according to the organization running the project. Des Werner and Werner Froneman were in a support plane that was following the teenagers when it went down in Tabora region. They have been accompanying a team of teens that has been on a project to fly a four-seater plane from Cape Town to Cairo. The…

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