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LAST_UPDATESun, 24 Sep 2017 2pm

Dozens Feared Dead After Plane Crashes Onto Runway During Landing

Only the tailfin was recognisable following the collision (Picture: The National Courier‏)Only the tailfin was recognisable following the collision (Picture: The National Courier‏)

A plane has crashed in South Sudan carrying 44 passengers.

Initial reports suggested that everybody on board had been killed in the crash, but there are now details emerging of people being pulled alive from the wreckage.

The South Supreme Airliner came down at Wau Airport at around 3pm local time.

‘Right now we have the ambulance which has just come out from the airport and we have received 14 patients being rushed to hospital in stable condition,’ said State Information Minister Bona Gaudensio.

Photo: Bull Maliik / FacebookPhoto: Bull Maliik / Facebook

Firefighters rushed to the scene and pictures show the burned out wreckage of the plane with just the tail fin visible.

The crash is believed to have happened when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau.

Authorities are yet to give details of the number of casualties, but South Sudan’s Eye radio is reporting that nine people were pulled alive from the wreckage to be taken to hospital.

-- Metro UK