Date & Time: Mar 29, 2012 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker 50
Operator:
Registration:
ST-NEX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Wau
MSN:
20248
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
FDD360
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
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.