Five Armenian Nationals Killed in South Sudan Plane Crash

JUBA, South Sudan (A.W.)—A cargo plane crash-landed on Nov. 4 near South Sudan’s airport shortly after taking off, killing at least 36 people on board and on the ground, including five Armenian citizens, according to reports. The Armenian embassy in Egypt has confirmed that five of the six members of the Soviet-built plane’s crew were Armenian nationals who were killed in the crash.

The crashed Antonov cargo plane (Photo: Charles Lomodong/AFP)
The crashed Antonov cargo plane (Photo: Charles Lomodong/AFP)

“So far, 36 bodies have been collected and brought to the hospitals,” South Sudan Red Cross official Majju Hillary told France’s Agence France-Presse (AFP). “We can’t assess this is the final toll, as some debris is too heavy to be lifted and needs some heavy machinery,” Hillary added.

According to reports, only one person out of the 18 people on board survived. The Antonov cargo plane was owned by Allied Services air carrier, and was 45 years old.

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