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    South Sudan: Airline operations suspended after 10 killed in plane crash

    The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has ordered the suspension of the operations of an airline in the country after the crash of a light aircraft on Tuesday in the center of the country, which resulted in the death of its ten occupants.

    The president has ordered the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority to suspend the operations of South Supreme Airlines until investigations clarify the causes of the incident, according to Radio Tamazuj.

    “The measure is necessary for these institutions to determine the flight capacity of the remaining South Supreme Arilines aircraft,” he said in his statement, in which he argued that “it is also a necessary step to restore public confidence in air traffic in the country.”

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    On the other hand, Kiir has conveyed his condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the incident, which took place shortly after the light aircraft took off from an airport in Jonglei state to cover the route between Pieri and Yuai.

    Since 2015, there have been at least five plane or light aircraft crashes in the African country, events that have left several dozen people dead and raised questions about the safety of the aircraft.

    Robert David
    Robert Davidhttps://awutar.com/author/robert/
    Robert David is a journalist of Awutar. If you want to get in touch with him write via: [email protected]

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