March 2, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — An old aircraft operated by the South Sudan Supreme Airlines flight HK-4274 crashed shortly after taking off from Jonglei State’s Peiri airstrip in Uror County at 5pm on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
According to eyewitnesses the aircraft was leaving Peiri for Juba but it crashed immediately after taking off.
In a letter addressed to media, the governor of Jonglei State, Mr. Denay Chagor, confirmed that all the ten 8 passengers and two pilots died.
“Our prayers are with their families and loved ones. On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Jonglei state and the nation, I share this condolence message with the affected families and friends in these hours of grief,” Chagor said in a letter he released to media shortly after the incident.
“It was with great shock and horror to receive the news of the plane crash of South Supreme Airlines that happened, the 2nd day of March 2021 at around 5 p.m. at Pieri Airstrip,” he added.
Speaking by phone from Juba, Kur Kuol, the director of Juba International Airport, confirmed the incident to the Anadolu Agency.
“News reaching us indicates that a commercial plane has crashed in the town of Pieri in Jonglei state while setting off for Juba,” Kuol said.
“The plane crashed in a region where there is no network coverage, so it was difficult to confirm the exact number of casualties” he added.
This is one of the incidents involving the South Supreme Airlines, however, the airlines could not be reached to respond to questions.