PHOTO: An airport fire truck. (photo via Flickr/flightlog)
A flight made a crash landing in South Sudan Monday, leaving four passengers injured.
But it is being considered a miracle that no one perished—the plane exploded into flames and was completely destroyed after everyone was evacuated.
According to Reuters.com, the South Supreme Airlines flight was landing at Wau Airport following a journey from Juba, but poor visibility caused by bad weather resulted in the plane overshooting the landing.
“The aircraft landed safe ... but because of bad weather, the plane missed the line and hit a truck belonging to the fire brigade,” South Supreme Airlines station manager Gabriel Ngang Maduok told Reuters. “We have identified four people who were injured, including one crew member who are now at Wau hospital for treatment.”
ABC News and the New York Daily news shared video and an image of the blaze:
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A fire broke out on the aircraft after all passengers and crew members were quickly evacuated. Within a short time, the whole aircraft was consumed by fire and everything but the tail was completely destroyed in the blaze.
While there were four injuries, the situation could have been much worse if the passengers hadn’t been evacuated so quickly.
In November 2015, another South Sudanese plane carrying both cargo and passengers crashed shortly after takeoff. All but two of the people onboard were killed in the accident.