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Downed cargo plane wasn’t allowed to carry passengers

A thirteen-month-old baby and a man were the only survivors of a cargo plane that crashed soon after taking off from a South Sudan airport, killing 37 people, a witness and relatives said Thursday.


November 6, 2015
By The Associated Press

Stephen Warikozi, who heads South Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority, said the plane was not authorized to carry passengers.

He told The Associated Press that the captain of the Antonov AN-12 informed the control tower at Juba International Airport before taking off Wednesday that he had 12 passengers and six crew members. There were believed to be even more people aboard the flight than those cited by the captain. | READ MORE