SOUTH SUDAN / WAU PLANE CRASH

20-Mar-2017 00:02:05
The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) responded today to the crash landing in Wau airport of a plane carrying some 43 people. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / WAU PLANE CRASH
TRT: 02:05
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 20 MARCH 2017, WAU, SOUTH SUDAN
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20 MARCH 2017, WAU, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Tilt down, UN emergency vehicle arriving to crash site
2. Wide shot, smoke and flames rising from airplane
3. Wide shot, medical staff at the crash site
4. Wide shot, smoke and flames rising from airplane
5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Andrea Mayar Achor, Governor, Wau State, South Sudan:
“There was a fog and the visibility was very poor. So he approached the airport from the direction of the Jur River and shifted to the left to land. During his landing he struck a fire truck.”
6. Wide shot, smoke and flames rising from airplane
7. Wide shot, UNMISS peacekeepers running to crash site
8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Andrea Mayar Achor, Governor, Wau State, South Sudan:
“Tomorrow God willing, we will have all the facts for you; all the facts. This is the little information I have now, but the majority of the passengers we spared.”
9. Various shots, firefighters putting out flames from plane
STORYLINE
The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) responded today (20 Mar) to the crash landing in Wau airport of a plane carrying some 43 people.

UNMISS’s Wau office dispatched an emergency team to assist with the rescue mission, including medical staff and fire fighters. Eyewitnesses on the ground said the plane, registered to South Supreme airlines, was attempting to land when it skidded off the runway and burst into flames.

Wau Governor Andrea Mayar Achor told reporters from the crash site, fog and poor visibility played a role in the crash. He said the aircraft struck a fire truck while attempting to land which caused the plane to catch fire. The Governor said, “The majority of the passengers we spared.”

The latest news reports indicated that all passengers and crew survived.
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