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Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Khartoum

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an exercise with a second Sudanese Air Force Antonov AN-26. In unclear circumstances, the crew was cleared to land on runway 18 where another Sudanese Air Force AN-26 just landed few seconds earlier. The AN-32 was unable to stop in a timely manner and struck the tail of the AN-26. After collision, both airplanes went out of control and came to rest by the runway edge. There were no casualties while both aircraft are destroyed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Khartoum

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7706
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10404
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an exercise with a second Sudanese Air Force Antonov AN-32. After touchdown on runway 18, the crew started the braking procedure when the airplane was struck by the AN-32 from behind. After collision, both airplanes went out of control and came to rest by the runway edge. There were no casualties while both aircraft are destroyed. It appears that the AN-32 landed shortly after the AN-26 and was unable to stop in a timely manner. The registration 7706 is not confirmed yet.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in El Obeid: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2016
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed on final approach to El Obeid Airport, killing all five crew members. The accident was caused by a technical failure according to the Sudanese Air Force while local rebels said they shut down the aircraft with a mortar shell.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12BP in Khartoum: 15 killed

Date & Time: Oct 7, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-ASA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Khartoum - Al Fashir
MSN:
402010
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Khartoum to Al Fashir with 16 passengers and a crew of six on behalf of the Sudanese National Army. Few minutes after it left Khartoum-Haj Yusuf Airport, crew informed ATC that an engine failed and attempted to return. Few seconds later, a second engine failed on the same side and pilot elected to make an emergency landing. Eventually, aircraft hit the ground, crashed and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. 13 occupants were killed as nine other were seriously injured. Few days later, two passengers died from their injuries.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26-100 in Talodi: 32 killed

Date & Time: Aug 19, 2012 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-ARL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Khartoum - Talodi
MSN:
2606
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
32
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a flight from Khartoum to Talodi with a delegation of 26 members of the Sudanese Government, among them several Ministers, Generals and politicians. On approach to Talodi in poor weather conditions due to sand storm, crew decided to make a go around when aircraft hit the side of Mount Hagar al Nar located on the south of the airport. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire and all 32 occupants were killed.
The official list of the passengers and crew, all of whom died in the crash, is as follows:
Guidance and Religious Endowments Minister Ghazi al-Sadiq Abdel Rahim,
Justice Party chairman Makki Ali Balayil,
State minister at the Youth and Sports Ministry Mahjub Abdel Rahim Tutu,
State minister at the Ministry of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife Issa Daifallah,
Maj. Gen. Salah Ismail – Air Forces
Maj. Gen. Ahmed Musa Ahmed – the Police Forces
Maj. Gen. Ahmed Al-Tayeb Abu-Guroon – Security and Intelligence Organ
Brigadier Lugman Omer – Second Commander of the People's Defence Forces
Al-Saddiq Abdul-Majid Al-Makkawi – the People's Defence Forces
Awadal-Karim Siral-Khatim – Deputy Coordinator of the People's Defence Forces
Waeez Salaha Omer – Headquarters of the People's Defence Forces
Omer Mahjoub Ahmed – Deputy Coordinator of the People's Defence Forces
Salah-Eddin Mustafa – People's Defence Forces – Jabal Aulia Locality
Several officials from Khartoum (including Hamid Al-Aghbash – the National Assembly)
Five media representatives
Six crew members.
Probable cause:
Despite the fact that rebels announced officially two days later they shot down the aircraft, the Sudanese Government confirmed that visibility was low at the time of the accident with clouds at low height and poor weather conditions. As a result, officials said the accident was caused by a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Zalingei: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 11, 2010 at 1618 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-ARQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Khartoum - Nyala - Zalingei
MSN:
07305910
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
38
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
4400
Captain / Total hours on type:
300.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
900
Copilot / Total hours on type:
700
Circumstances:
Aircraft touch down hard 200 metres after threshold, lost both engines and came to rest in flames 400 metres further on. Two passengers died, five were injured while all others escaped without injury. Aircraft was destroyed by impact and post impact fire.
Probable cause:
Sudan's Central Directorate of Air Accident Investigation concluded the probable causes as follow:
The accident cause is a complex set of reasons.
The aircraft impacted the ground on three wheels at high forward speed shearing off both engines and propellers and damaging the left main landing gear which put the aircraft in an uncontrollable condition.
Contributory factors were:
Absence of crew coordination
Absence of cabin procedure and check-lists for different phases of flight
Unsatisfactory Periodic and Annual job check being reflected on the inoperative Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders
Bad planning of the flight and long period taken to clear the recorded defects before departure is considered to be a contributory factor to this accident.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Heglig

Date & Time: Jan 4, 2010 at 0910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
ST-AQQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Khartoum-Heglig
MSN:
9346504
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
MGG100
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7050
Captain / Total hours on type:
6000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
10038
Copilot / Total hours on type:
7050
Aircraft flight hours:
36190
Circumstances:
Aircraft landed 16 metres short of runway and hit a concrete block. After touching down nose first, a tyre burst on the right main gear, aircraft veered off runway to the left and came to rest. All four crew were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Sudan's Central Directorate of Air Accident Investigation concluded the probable causes of the accident were:
Landing short of the runway beginning.
The flight engineer unlocked props I, II, III at throttle position < 20 degrees UPRT and No IV engine at 40 degrees UPRT.
Contributory factor:
Unrectification of nose wheel and main landing gear crack as recommended by the manufacturer.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Umgalala: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 6, 2009 at 1938 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
ST-AUS
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Umgalala - Umgalala
MSN:
1G156-23
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
6481
Circumstances:
The Antonov 2 aircraft was assigned to spray birds at the white Nile Scheme. The aircraft arrived at Um-galala airstrip 5 days before the accident date and carried out seven spraying flight in the previous five days. The spraying of birds start daily about 18:30 local time and took about 50 minutes flight. According to the scheduled operation the aircraft started its flight ten minutes before Sun set to fly to the assigned bird location for spraying chemicals.On the day of the accident the airstrip lights were positioned by the captain himself at the edges of the airstrip. He put seven lamps at the left side and three lamps at the right side of the airstrip. The red lamp which should have been placed at the beginning of the airstrip was not placed that day due to a flat battery. At about 15:45 UTC the aircraft took-off for spraying birds. That night was dark and there was no moon light. After take-off the technician switched on all lamps except the red one waiting for aircraft arrival. Fifty minutes after take-off the aircraft was seen approaching the airstrip. The aircraft came flying over the strip at a height of about 25 meters and made a left turn. The aircraft then made another approach and came over the left row of lamps at a height of about 10 meters, as stated by the technician, and made a sharp left turn. At that instant the aircraft went down and crashed east of the airstrip. A fire erupted. The pilot died of his injuries. Although the airplane was formally registered ST-AUS in July 2009, the airplane still carried its previous Polish registration mark SP-WMH.
Probable cause:
The captain, as he was not rated for instrument flying, was disoriented by the absence of the red lamp which was used to indicate the beginning and center line of the airstrip in addition to remains of birds on windscreen which decreased the pilot vision. The presence of some people from the village within the East side of airstrip causing illusion of vision to the pilot was considered a contributory factor to this accident.

Source : ASN

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Sarif-Umra

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2009 at 0950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-TYB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Al Fashir - Sarif-Umra
MSN:
1AJ006-02
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
10144
Captain / Total hours on type:
1269.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
950
Aircraft flight hours:
2180
Aircraft flight cycles:
2113
Circumstances:
The flight progress strip at Al Fashir aerodrome control tower illustrate that on the 6th of July 2009 – ST-TYB, AN-28 departed Al Fashir at time 0601 UTC, estimated time to arrive destination Sarif-Umra was 0650 UTC, persons on board were two (crew only), intended flight level was 085 (VFR) re-cleared later FL105, fuel endurance was 3,5 hours, load on board as indicated on the cargo manifest was 1511 k.gm (food stuff) destined for the UNAMID forces. Aircraft center of gravity was organized. Calculated actual take off weight was 6335 k.gm and the actual landing weight was 6035 k.gm as reported by the pilot. The aircraft proceeded normally to destination at FL 105, when it reached the airfield, the pilot stated that, they started descend gradually at a speed of 250 km/h willing to check the strip serviceability and to specify the direction of landing from the located wind sock. They detected that, the strip was clear, dry and the wind was favorable to the direction of 23 (strip 23/05). As the crew established a speed of 210 km/h at an altitude of 60 meters on final approach, they saw a dust devil storm on their right crossing the air strip, to avoid this phenomena, they decided to go around for another approach. Eye witnesses confirmed the occurrence of the storm at the time the aircraft commenced the final approach. The crew reported that, they started a right turn and applied full power to gain height, but they felt that there was no response from the engines and the aircraft was influenced by a wind shear and began to sink. The crew managed to control the aircraft, but in few minutes its altitude decreased rapidly. At time 0650 UTC the aircraft impacted with the ground and rolled, there after struck a small rock and bounced, finally the aircraft impacted the ground by the left main gear and nose, and stopped at a distance of 1,850 meters from the beginning of strip 05 coordinates N 13 29.527 ـــــــ E 023 16.794. Crews (2) were safe and the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
Probable cause:
The unexpected weather phenomena at destination, and environmental conditions, wind shear and CB down drafts caused the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76 in Khartoum: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2008 at 0700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-WTB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Khartoum-Juba
MSN:
1003499994
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
BBE700
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
15634
Captain / Total hours on type:
4794.00
Circumstances:

Just after take off from Khartoum-Haj Youssouf airport, the aircraft banked left 45° before crashing one km from airport. All 4 occupants were killed. Both left engines failed after rotation.