Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Juba: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 2, 2021 at 1237 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TR-NGT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Juba - Maban
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Juba Airport Runway 13 at 1233LT on a cargo flight to Maban, carrying five crew members and a load consisting of 28 drums of diesel. Three minutes after takeoff, while climbing, the crew declared an emergency. One minute later, the entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed less than 2 km past the runway end, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all five occupants were killed. Registration and MSN to be confirmed. It is believed that the aircraft was operated on behalf of Euro Airlines.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Mundri

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5H-NWA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mundri - Juba
MSN:
208B-0891
YOM:
2001
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane suffered an accident while taking off from Mundri Airfield, causing the right main gear and the nose gear to be torn off. Also, both wings were severely damaged. There were no fire and no injuries. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It seems it was owned by Newton Air and leased to Zantas Air Services.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Juba: 7 killed

Date & Time: Aug 22, 2020 at 0840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EX-126
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Wau - Aweil
MSN:
11508
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Juba Airport runway 31, while climbing, the aircraft lost height and crashed in a prairie located near Referendom, about 4 km northwest of Juba Airport, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. A passenger was seriously injured while seven other occupants were killed. The aircraft was on its way to Aweil with an intermediate stop in Wau, carrying a load of foods and money for wages on behalf of the World Food Programme (WFP). It was reported that the aircraft was loaded with 8 tons of cargo while the maximum allowable would be 5,5 tons.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP off Yirol: 20 killed

Date & Time: Sep 9, 2018 at 0845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-TWO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Yirol
MSN:
84 13 28
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20
Circumstances:
On approach to Yiral Airport in poor visibility due to fog, the twin engine aircraft descended too low, impacted the surface of the Yirol Lake and crashed about 2 km north of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and four occupants were rescued while 19 others were killed. A day later, one of the survivor died from his injuries. The three survivors are two children and a Italian doctor. The flight was completed on behalf of the Slaver Company based in Ukraine.
Probable cause:
The committee for the investigations of Slav air let410 aircraft registration UR-TWO has finally concluded that the cause of the accident at Yirol Eastern Lake State Republic of South Sudan was caused by a combination of the following factors:
1. Severely bad weather in the morning of the accident.( Not making a decision to return back to Juba or diverting to the nearest airportRumbek).
2. Pilot incompetency and error in setting the altimeter for Yirol airstrip before the crash. (Causing variations in altitude- flying at false altitude actually below the actual flight level).
3. Replacement of a faulty propeller in Pibor and not informing the safety department of the changes and not being given the release document for operations.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Akobo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 7, 2018 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-FDC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Akobo – Juba
MSN:
208B-1280
YOM:
2007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
In unclear circumstances, the single engine aircraft crashed while taking off from Akobo Airstrip. It struck a house and several cows before coming to rest, bursting into flames. One person on the ground was killed while all 11 occupants escaped uninjured. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Wau

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2017 at 1525 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-TLZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Wau
MSN:
133 10
YOM:
1983
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 initiated the approach to Wau Airport when he encountered poor weather conditions and limited visibility. On short final, during the last segment, the aircraft collided with a fire truck and near the runway 27 threshold, bursting into flames. All 45 occupants were rescued, among them 18 were injured. The airplane was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32A in Bor

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2016
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EK-32120
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba – Bor – Malakal
MSN:
16 04
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Bor Airport, the twin engine aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest with the left wing broken in two. All three crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The crew was completing a humanitarian flight from Juba to Malakal with an intermediate stop in Bor on behalf of the World Food Program.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Akobo

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2016 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-JLL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Akobo - Juba
MSN:
208B-2158
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On 3 June 2016, a Cessna 208B of registration 5Y-JLL and serial number 2158 was conducting a charter passenger flight from Akobo Airstrip to Juba with 4 passengers and one flight crew member on board. According to the operator, during takeoff from Akobo Airstrip at approximately 10 a.m. Local Time, the pilot executed a premature takeoff due to animal incursion on the runway. The airplane's right main landing gear clipped the Airstrip perimeter fence and the aircraft crash-landed onto grass-thatched houses and trees near the end of the runway. Damage was substantial with no reported injuries. The runway was reported to have been wet at the time of occurrence.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-12BK in Juba: 41 killed

Date & Time: Nov 4, 2015 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EY-406
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba – Paloich
MSN:
01 34 77 04
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
41
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Juba Airport Runway 13, the four engine aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height. After a distance of some 800 metres, the aircraft impacted a hill and crashed on the shore of the White Nile. Two passengers were seriously injured while 41 other occupants were killed, among them all six crew members. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were marginal with rain showers. South Sudan Authorities reported the aircraft was unable to climb because it was overloaded, and the captain reported to ATC prior to departure he was carrying 12 passengers. According to Antonov, the aircraft was not airworthy at the time of the accident because its owner, Tajik Asia Airways, was not compliant with published procedures.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Caravan I in Mandeng

Date & Time: May 19, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-NKV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Mandeng
MSN:
208B-0387
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane suffered an accident upon landing at Mandeng Airfield. The undercarriage were torn off and the aircraft was severely damaged. There were no casualties.