A Cargo2Fly Fokker F-27 cargo aircraft sustained subsequent damage after it skidded off the runway and crashed into a standstill in South Sudan.
The Fokker F-27, with registration 5Y-CCE, was scheduled to carry logistic supplies from Juba Airport to Malakal Airport in South Sudan when it was badly damaged. The undercarriage retracted and the aircraft came to stop with its forward fuselage section in the grass.
Footage shared on the internet shows the damage to the propeller tips of both engines. Three crew members including two pilots and an engineer were on board the aircraft. No one was injured in the incident.
Cargo2Fly Fokker F-27 (5Y-CCE, built 1968) was badly damaged when it skidded off the runway during take-off at Juba Airport (HSSJ), South Sudan. All 3 crewmembers remained unhurt. Initial footage shows the undercarriage in an "up" position. @EyeRadioJuba https://t.co/WrLwhgv8BU pic.twitter.com/8fPuBrFBaJ
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“It is true there was a plane that crashed in the afternoon at 12:25. The name of the company called Icon is a South Sudanese company and the plane is Fokker 27-60 actually the plane didn’t take off,” Juba Airport Director Kur Kuol said.
The Director of Juba International Airport said that an investigation team will be formed to ascertain the reason behind the incident.