Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Wau

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2017 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-TLZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Wau
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Juba, the crew started the approach to Wau but encountered poor weather conditions and low visibility. During the last segment, while trying to land, it appears the aircraft was misaligned and hit a truck from the fire brigade. Out of control, it crashed near the runway threshold and came to rest in flames. All 45 occupants were able to evacuate the aircraft that was destroyed by a post crash fire. 18 passengers were injured and transferred to hospital.

Crash of a Hawker-Siddeley HS.780 Andover C.1 in Malakal

Date & Time: Nov 10, 2015
Operator:
Registration:
TL-AEW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Malakal – Wau
MSN:
Set13
YOM:
5
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from Malakal to Wau on behalf of the World Food Program. Shortly after takeoff, in initial climb, an unexpected situation forced the captain to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field past the runway end, slid for several yards and came to rest in flames. All four crew members were able to evacuate the aircraft before it was completely destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Let 410UVP-E9 in Wau

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2013
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LZ-CCJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
02 26 34
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a humanitarian flight on behalf of the United Nations Organisation. Upon landing at Wau Airport, nose gear collapsed. Aircraft slid on runway for several yards before coming to rest in flames. While both occupants escaped unhurt, aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Wau

Date & Time: Mar 29, 2012 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-NEX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Wau
MSN:
20248
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
FDD360
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was carrying fifty passengers and a crew of five from Juba to Wau. On landing, left main gear collapsed. Aircraft skidded on the 2,175 meters long and unpaved runway, veered off and came to rest with its nose gear sheared off as well. As all five crew were injured, all fifty passengers escaped uninjured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The airport reported that the first part of runway 09 was closed due to work in progress, since three months. It appears from various sources that the airline reported there was no NOTAM indicating the work in progress to resurface the runway and tower did not advise about the work in progress, too. Due to the slope of the runway it was impossible to see the workers on the runway in time.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900C in Rumbek: 21 killed

Date & Time: May 2, 2008 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-FLX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wau-Rumbek-Juba
MSN:
UC-065
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:

Chartered by Southern Sudan Air Connection to Flex Air Kenya, the aircraft was scheduled from Wau to Juba via Rumbek to transport a team of the South Sudan Government. While approaching Rumbek airport, crew reported engine problems. The aircraft crashed and burned 45 km from airport and all 21 occupants were killed. Among them were Justin Yak, personnal adviser of South Sudan President and Dominic Dim Deng, Ministry of Defense. It appears that both engines failed for unknown reasons.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Wau, South Sudan

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2004 at 1852 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-SAT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wau-Khartoum
MSN:
5 3 435 02
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft hit a flock of birds. Number 3 & 4 engines quit and the crew elected to make an emergency landing in an open field. All five occupants were injured along with a young boy in the nearby field.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Wau, South Sudan: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2003 at 1625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-SAA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Khartoum-Wau
MSN:
5 3 429 05
YOM:
1965
Flight number:
SRW044
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:

On final approach, while on a cargo flight, the aircraft struck the ground 4 km short of runway. Some Sudanese government membres were on board to carry National Bank money.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Wau, South Sudan

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2003 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-SAR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4 021 02
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing while performing a cargo flight. Exact circumstances unknown.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Khartoum: 53 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 1996 at 2200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-FAG
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wau-Khartoum
MSN:
27307909
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
48
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
53