A commercial plane made a crash landing in poor weather at an airport in South Sudan on Monday, causing several injuries — but no deaths.
“It is miraculous completely,” Ateny Wek Ateny, the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson. “There are only minor injuries. There was no single death.”

The incident took place at the airport in Wau, in northwestern South Sudan.
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Both Wal Achieng, an official at South Supreme Airlines in Wau, and Ateny said 43 people were on board. Achieng said of those, 40 were adults and three were children.
Achieng said 25 people were taken to a hospital and 18 are safe and have gone back to their homes.
“The weather was not good,” Achieng said, citing very cloudy conditions.
“That made the plane not to see the runway,” Achieng said.
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The plane was headed from the capital, Juba, to Wau. Ateny said the plane overshot the runway when it encountered fog around 2 p.m. local time and caught fire when it hit the ground. Juba is located in the southern region of the country.
Achieng said the fire initially led many people to think there would be no survivors.


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