People gather at the site of a cargo plane crash, on a small island in the White Nile river, close to Juba airport, in the Hai Gabat residential area, on November 4, 2015. At least 27 people were killed today when a plane crashed shortly after taking off from South Sudan’s capital Juba, an AFP reporter said. Police were pulling the bodies of men, women and children out of the wreckage of the Russian-built Antonov An-12 cargo plane, which smashed into a farming community on an island on the White Nile river, according to the reporter, who counted at least 27 dead. AFP PHOTO / CHARLES LOMODONG (Photo credit should read CHARLES LOMODONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Rescue Workers Arrived At This Plane Crash Site. They Never Expected To Find THIS Buried In The Rubble.

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It seems the news is filled with stories of planes crashing or going missing the past few years. It feels like every time I get home from work and turn on the news, I am seeing another report of a plane crash killing dozens to hundreds of people. Air travel is statistically the safest way to travel around the globe, but it can still be extremely scary and stressful. Well in November of 2015, Africa experienced one of these tragedies first hand.

Sudanese firefighters douse the wreckage

It was November 4, 2015 when the accident occurred. It was a Russian Antonov type plane that had taken off from the international airport located in the South Sudanese capital of Juba.


The cargo plane full of passengers had just taken off when it crashed into a small farming community. The plane was completely and utterly destroyed.


Investigators arrived on scene a short while later. After surveying the crash site, they were not optimistic of finding survivors. After seeing the wreckage, one can’t really blame them. It basically became an operation to collect the bodies. 


As crews were cleaning debris and removing the bodies of the victims, they found something left them absolutely speechless.

Cargo plane with 20 aboard crashes in South Sudan

Buried beneath the rubble, they found a tiny, crying baby girl. Rescuers almost couldn’t believe their eyes.


The little girls name is Nyalou Thong. It is believed that she was traveling with her mother and brothers on the plane when it went down. Not much other than that is known about her.

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