A Let L-410 aircraft crashed into Lake Yirol, South Sudan, 19 Dead. According to Minister in Eastern Lakes State 19 people died and two survived: a young child and a pilot.
A doctor stated 18 dead and three survivors had been taken to Yirol hospital.
Aircraft was carrying 21 passengers from Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol crashed, State information Minister Taban Abel told Reuters.
At least 19 people died in South Sudan on Sunday when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol crashed, State information Minister Taban Abel told Reuters.
UPDATE: Here is a wreckage of an aircraft that plunged into Yirol River in Lakes state of #SouthSudan killing scores. Among the dead is an #Italian doctor and the Bishop of Yirol @unmissmedia @UNRIC_Italia @shiine2054 @IreneLasu @SebitWilliamKer @GShadar pic.twitter.com/OM41OFVI4n
— Radio Miraya (@RadioMiraya) September 9, 2018
One of the survivors, an Italian doctor working with an NGO, is in critical condition and undergoing surgery in Yirol Hospital, the minister said.
The plane crashed by a river and an eyewitness had earlier said bodies were recovered from the water.
Sources report that the operator was named “Baby Air”. The aircraft was owned by Slaver Company, Ukraine as of April 2018. It had been overhauled in 2016-2017 after having been stored for eight years.