South Sudanese nurse dies after a plane crash in Western Australian outback town
The South Sudanese community in Perth is grieving the death of a father-of-three and nurse in an outback aircraft accident.
Johnson Makuei Manga was on his way to fill a roster void when his plane crashed. The nurse from Balga in Perth’s north had devoted his life to caring for others.
His second cousin, Thomas Maker, claimed he has a small family and that the news has left them “overwhelmed.” “What has transpired has left us in a state of shock,” he remarked.
“He’s not only a brilliant Australian nurse who has been working in various hospitals for the past 15 years, particularly in Perth, but he’s also been a fantastic community leader, a towering figure in the African community,” he added.
Following the incident, Premier Mark McGowan praised the community as well.
“I want to recognize the critical job that individuals engaged in the accident were doing to keep the Kimberley community safe throughout the epidemic,” he added.
The surviving pilot, a 29-year-old guy, is battling serious burns. He was transported to Darwin Hospital by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and is in a severe but stable condition.