According to local media reports in South Sudan, a cargo plane crash occurred in the early morning of August 22, killing eight people. The plane crashed shortly after taking off at the capital Juba airport, with nine people on board, including the crew. President Kiir of South Sudan expressed his sympathy to the families of the victims in a mourning statement. He also revealed that there were six South Sudanese on board, two from Tajikistan and one from Ukraine. The survivor, a South Sudanese, is currently in hospital. Kiel also said aviation authorities are investigating to determine the cause of the crash and called on the public to be patient.