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South Sudan accident: plane crash during landing. 19 dead

In the survivors also an Italian doctor

A Let L-410UVP aircraft -registration UR-TWO- used by the Ukrainian airline Slaver Company crashed yesterday just before landing in South Sudan, causing the death of 19 of the 22 people on board. In the injured also an Italian doctor who works as a volunteer in the African country, he has not suffered serious injuries and will soon be repatriated to Italy.

The small short-range transport aircraft, produced in the Czech Republic since the '70s, took off from the capital Juba to Yirol -in the center of the African country- where it crashed into the lake adjacent to the city being approached to the track of airport. To investigate the causes of the incident, an investigation has been opened by the government authorities even if the hypothesis considered most likely is the lack of visibility: as stated by the Minister of State Information, "at the time of landing there was a twinge fog and when the pilot tried to tack to get on the track line, the Let 410 crashed on the lake".

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