A passenger aircraft crashed at South Sudan's Wau Airport and burst into flames at around 3:30 p.m. Monday, injuring 16 people and fatality unknown, sources from UN security department at Juba said. Sixteen people who were aboard the aircraft were identified in the Wau Teaching Hospital, the source said. The fatality is unknown at the moment. There were 49 people on board, with one Ethiopian and four Russian crew members, according to Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an east African regional bloc. A source from UNMISS Military confirmed that no UN staff member was on board and it was not a terror attack. The aircraft hit an object on the ground during landing and burnt up. Witnesses said the aircraft was burnt down in 20 minutes.
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