Plane crashlands near South Sudan airport

NNA – A plane crash-landed in South Sudan Wednesday shortly after taking off from the airport in the capital, a South Sudanese radio station and a Reuters witness reported.

The Reuters witness could see the plane as it lay across the White Nile River, where it came to rest after coming down. A radio station reported the crash on Twitter, saying it happened about 800 meters from Juba airport.

The type of plane was not immediately clear, and there was no immediate indication of casualties. Officials could not immediately be reached for more information–Reuters.