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22 Aug 2020 | 07:37 AM UTC

South Sudan: Emerging reports of aircraft crash in Juba August 22

South Sudan News Alert

Aircraft crashes in Hai Referendum area of Juba on August 22; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2020, 9:00 AM until 8/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Juba). COUNTRY/REGION Juba


Emerging reports indicate that a cargo aircraft crashed in the Hai Referendum area of Juba on the morning of Saturday, August 22. The Southwest Aviation aircraft, an An-26 operating a charter flight to Aweil, is reported to have crashed shortly after taking off from Juba International Airport (JUB) at around 09:00 (local time). Local media sources have reported that there have been casualties from the incident, but the number of people killed and injured is currently unclear.

Localized disruption is likely in the Hai Referendum area in the near term due to the ongoing emergency response operations.  


Those in Juba are advised to monitor developments and avoid the Hai Referendum area in the near term due to the ongoing emergency response operations and associated disruption.


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