A Russian plane crashed Wednesday in South Sudan killing dozens


Only one crew member and a child on board the plane survived the crash. The plane operated by freight and logistics firm Allied Services Ltd. had a five-person Russian crew. Official documents showed the plane was carrying 18 people. Cheap sandals, cigarettes, beer and crackers were strewn amid the wreckage. After the crash, planes were still taking off and landing at the Juba airport. The circumstances surrounding that incident are still being investigated. Possibly the plane was overloaded. It is common for the security services to put family members on the cargo planes to Paloich even if they are not on the manifest. Normally (this flight) used to carry 12 people.


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