The information has been confirmed by the country’s authorities. A small plane crashed on Tuesday evening in the eastern Jonglei State, killing all the 10 people on board.
It happened at Pieri airstrip shortly after take-off while heading to the capital, Juba.
The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement about the crash.
According to Madut Biar Yel, the country’s transport minister, a team of investigators was being sent to the site of the crash to conduct preliminary investigations.
South Sudan’s air safety profile is not yet rated by the International Aviation Safety Assessment Programme.
But the database on Aviation Safety Network (ASN) shows that at least 10 planes crashed in different locations in South Sudan between 2018 and 2020, which caused about 30 fatalities.