A commercial passenger plane Antonov An-26 from South Supreme Airlines ,on Monday, headed from the capital, Juba, landed in poor weather and made a crash at the airport in Wau, South Sudan. "The plane touched down and then jumped up again. The pilot couldn't control it," said Wau's Acting Airport Manager Stephen Youngule.
The pilot overshot the runway, dropping onto an unpaved ground. The plane's right wing hit a car and a fire started on the right side of the plane but the crew managed to evacuate everyone. The plane carried 40 adults and three children. There were also 5 crew members.Twenty-five were taken to hospitals, but only three of them , with minor injuries, remained hospitalized. "It is miraculous, completely," said Ateny Wek Ateny, the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson. Most of the passengers were South Sudanese with two foreigners, one each from China and Eritrea.The aircraft was destroyed by fire. Initial reports suggested all people had died in the crash. The Antonov An-26 is a twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986.