By Spy Uganda Correspondent
According to the latest from troubled black nation-South Sudan, five people have perished after a cargo plane crashed shortly after take-off from Juba Airport with fuel tanks on board, airport official told journalists.
Meanwhile, we have learnt that the Authorities have started investigating the incident which involved an Antonov-26 plane operated by Optimum Aviation, a local firm, said Kur Koul, director general of the airport.
“The victims were all crew members of the plane, which was carrying drums of fuel to Maban county in Upper Nile State,” an official said.
Asked why transport fuel by air, an official said that the country that has suffered from a debilitating conflict in the past decade, lacks a reliable land transportation infrastructure, forcing some cargo to be moved by air.