Crash of an Avro 748-399-2B in Panyagor: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 14, 2014 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-BVQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba – Panyagor
MSN:
1778
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a humanitarian cargo flight from Juba to Panyagor. On final approach, it seems the crew encountered technical problems, maybe with the undercarriage. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion short of runway and was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. Both pilots were killed while the engineer was seriously injured. The mission was conducted on behalf of the Lutheran World Federation. It was confirmed that ten goats were killed as well.

Crash of an Avro 748-371-2B in Rubkona: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 17, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-HAJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba – Rubkona
MSN:
1776
YOM:
20
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a humanitarian flight from Juba to Rubkona on behalf of the International Organisation for Migration, part of the UNMISS, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. Owned by 748 Air Services, the aircraft was leased to its sister company Global Airlift. After landing, aircraft seems to be unstable and went out of control. It veered off runway, hit some cars and lost a wing before coming to rest partially upside down. A crew member, the flight engineer, was killed, while all three other crew were seriously injured. Aircraft was destroyed.

Ground fire of an Avro 748 in Sandy Lake

Date & Time: Jun 12, 2012 at 1343 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FTTW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pickle Lake – Sandy Lake
MSN:
1681
YOM:
21
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was parked on the ramp at Sandy Lake Airport. The flight crew had disembarked and were off-loading the cargo (JET A-1 jet fuel) from the aircraft to fuel tanks adjacent to the ramp. A fire broke out and the flight crew used the available fire extinguishers but the fire spread and consumed most of the aircraft, which was destroyed. There were no injuries.
Probable cause:
A leak occurred in a hose downstream of the pumps (located on the ground beside the aircraft). The ambient wind blew vapors toward the pumps and a fire broke out.

Crash of an Avro 748-287-2B in Doro

Date & Time: Apr 2, 2012
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-BZR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1737
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Doro Airport, while performing a cargo flight, aircraft hit the ground short of runway in unknown circumstances. While all three occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair and abandoned on site.

Crash of an Avro 748 in Tonj: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 20, 2009 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-YKM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Tonj
MSN:
1779
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
15620
Circumstances:
The aircraft did not brake as expected and suffered a runway excursion. It collided with few houses located near the runway. All occupants escaped uninjured but a women on ground was killed. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Avro 748-245-2A in Alek

Date & Time: Oct 31, 2006
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S2-ABE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wunrok - Alek
MSN:
1658
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing, the aircraft could not be stopped on the remaining distance. It overran, lost its nose gear and came to rest with both propellers damaged. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The accident occurred somewhere in October 2006, exact date unknown.

Crash of an Avro 748-286-2A-LFD in Old Fangak

Date & Time: Mar 17, 2006 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
5Y-TCA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1740
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a positioning flight from Kenya to Old Fangak Airport. After landing, the twin engine aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its right main gear and came to rest. Both pilots escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Avro 748-208-2A in Bangkok

Date & Time: Nov 22, 2004
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
99-999
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1715
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing, the nose gear collapsed. The aircraft slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest. All occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the nose gear on landing for unknown reasons.

Crash of an Avro 748-232-2A off Libreville: 19 killed

Date & Time: Jun 8, 2004 at 0938 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TR-LFW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Libreville – Port Gentil – Franceville
MSN:
1611
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
GBE221
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Libreville-Léon Mba Airport at 0911LT on a flight to Franceville with an intermediate stop in Port Gentil with 26 passengers and four crew members on board. Few minutes after takeoff, the crew informed ATC about technical problem and was cleared to return to Libreville. In excellent weather conditions, the aircraft overflew the runway then crashed in the sea about 100 metres offshore. Eleven occupants were rescued while 19 others were killed, among them one crew member.
Probable cause:
Loss of hydraulic pressure on the right engine forced the crew to shut down this engine and to feather its propeller. On approach, the crew was unable to lower the gears because of the loss of hydraulic pressure.

Crash of an Avro 748 in George: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 1, 2002 at 0715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-OJU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bloemfontein - George
MSN:
1782
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
20963
Captain / Total hours on type:
1819.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1099
Copilot / Total hours on type:
518
Aircraft flight hours:
14226
Aircraft flight cycles:
19789
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on a scheduled freight flight from Bloemfontein to George. Poor weather conditions prevailed over the George area and the pilots had to execute an instrument guided approach for the landing. The ground based Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 29 at George Aerodrome was intermittently unreliable during the approach. The pilots decided to execute a missed approach. During the missed approach the pilots did not comply with the published missed approach procedure and with a combination of strong winds and possible erroneous heading indications they lost situational awareness. They flew the aircraft into a valley and crashed into the side of the mountains North-East of the George Aerodrome. The passenger was Hansie Cronje, a former South African cricket captain who had missed a South African Airlines flight.
Probable cause:
The crew deviated from the prescribed missed approach procedure during an attempted Instrument Landing System landing on Runway 29 at George in Instrument Meteorological Conditions and lost situational awareness aggravated by the presence of strong upper SouthWesterly winds. They allowed the aircraft to drift off course resulting in a controlled impact with terrain 6.7 nm North-East of the aerodrome. Contributing factors to the probable cause were the weather conditions, the intermittent unreliability of the Instrument Landing System, the serviceability of the directional gyro and the uncleared defects.
Final Report: