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“Junk aircrafts” banned from entering S Sudan

Author : Memoscar Lasuba | Published: Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Minister of Transport has banned planes manufactured more than 20 years ago from entering South Sudan.

John Luk Jok describes such planes as “junk aircrafts”.

In November last year, a cargo plane crashed on takeoff from Juba International Airport, killing at least 41 people. There were reports that the pane was more than 20 years old.

“If anybody wants to bring such we will never give a permit for such an aircraft,” John Luk said during the Dawn show.

He also authorized cargo planes not to carry passengers, saying they are unfit for travelers and their use to carry people is illegal.

“That is completely against the civil aviation rule,” he added. “They lack a lot of things.”

Mr Luk said he has formed a committee to screen all aircrafts that are flying in and out of the country, as part of implementing the ban.

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