A Juba-based airlines company, South Supreme Airlines has apologized for the recent plane crash that killed 7 women and 3 men, including two pilots, and pledged to compensate the victims.
Speaking to the press in the aftermath of the accident, South Sudanese businessman, Ayii Duang Ayii, expressed his regret for the loss of innocent lives and noted that the plane’s black box had been recovered and handed over to the Civil Aviation Authority to help uncover the fault line.
Kiir orders suspension of South Supreme Airlines after deadly crash
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the immediate suspension of South Supreme Airlines after one of its aircraft, HK-4274, crashed on Tuesday shortly after take-off in Pieri, Jonglei state, killing all passengers on board, including two pilots.
“I write to convey my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who perished in South Supreme Airline’s tragic crash in Uror County, Jonglei State yesterday, March 2″, 2021,” Kiir ordered in a statement.
“As a temporary measure to deal with theie avoidable air accidents before laws governing civil aviation are strengthened via legislative means, I am hereby directing the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority to suspend South Supreme Airline Operations in South Sudan. This measure is necessary for these institutions to ascertain airworthiness of the remaining South Supreme planes.”
“It is also a necessary step to restoring public confidence in air travel in the country. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and all South Sudanese affected by this heartbreaking accident . The entire country stands in solidarity with you at this moment of tragedy.”