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Delta Connection denies involvement in South Sudan crash


May 6, 2008 (JUBA) — The Kenyan registered Delta Connection denied that one of its aircrafts was crashed near Rumbek last week killing two senior officials in the government of Southern Sudan.

The minister of Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) affairs Lieutenant General Dominic Dim Deng’s plane came down on Friday 375 kilometres (around 220 miles) from Juba, killing everyone on board, including many army officers.

In an email received by Sudan Tribune, the Delta Connection dismissed any link with the crashed aircraft

"Delta Connection did not operate the crashed aircraft (5Y-Flx beechcraft 1900) nor was it a Delta Connection service." the company said.

The aircraft was provided by Cem Air, a South African company, and operated by Flex air in Kenya. It was a South Sudan Air Connection service at the time of the crash, Delta Connection underlined.

The Sudan Tribune had reported that the crashed plane belongs to Delta Connection.

The plane went down Friday in a remote area of southern Sudan, killing 21 passengers and three crew members. Gabriel Changson Chan, the southern Sudanese minister of information, said that initial evidence indicates engine failure caused the crash.


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  • 7 May 2008 09:29, by Wilson Wutchok Dhal

    What happen in Camroon two days ago? wasn,t the Kenyan plane which crash and killed 140 peaple? Your denial must be true but me alone i have to remind you to check your company. How can such incidents happen at the same time just two days after the crash from Rumbek.

    Otherwise government of South Sudan must make sure that any operating company within South must be check bse there are some guys claims to be proffional engineers when they reach South Sudan and these might be the Sources for the Engine failure from now and then in the South alone.

    My message to the Southern Government is that, Could you please try atleast to send some engineers to school for future rescue?.

    By Wilson Wutchok Dhal Malith.

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    • 7 May 2008 15:04, by Batali

      It is not a problem of taking south Sudanese for aviation courses BUT the issue is that most of these aviation companies have link with some individuals in south Sudan not knowing the conditions of the planes.
      Even there are some planes stationed in Akot south Sudan and having no warrant of flying abroad.
      THEREFORE; we southerners we are responsible for our safety and security so we need to work together to eradicate all there loss. WE Have to LEAVE the individual greed and the government of south Sudan to put more afford on aviation department BECAUSE we are now LOOSING our beloved COMRADES whom still we need their service.
      Hence sorry for all these since we are still mourning our fallen heroes!!!!!!!

      Batali - Yei C.E.S - S. Sudan

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    • 8 May 2008 04:44, by Nyibol Maker

      This is to you brother Dhal.

      I’ve seen that you’re trying to blame Delta for the incident that has already taken place and has left our country a wound that we all live to regret. However, i would kindly advice you not to take such a quick decision of putting blames on Delta. I suppose we should first of all try to anaylse our own stand before we point fingers at others. I do have a strong feeling that we don’t admit our own failures, and this is going to hurt us more and more unless we accept them and try to look for means and ways of redoing things.
      Nevertheless, i can rest assure you that we are going to be the "biggest enemies" of our own selves if we don’t become a little bit more careful with what we do or say!
      Don’t hesitate to ask me why because i’ll be there to asnwer your dear question!

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