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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 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-E9 in Yei

Date & Time: Apr 1, 2017 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5X-EIV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yei - Arua
MSN:
96 26 32
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
H7360
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, at a relative high speed, the pilot-in-command rejected takeoff and initiated an emergency braking procedure, apparently following an engine problem. The twin engine aircraft deviated to the left and veered off runway. While contacting soft ground, the nose gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest in the bush. All 20 occupants were rescued, among them both pilots were slightly injured.

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 Boeing 707-351C in Juba

Date & Time: Aug 14, 1999
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-ANP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
19632
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a wrong approach configuration, the aircraft was too high on the glide and landed too far down the runway. After touchdown, it was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and came to rest 150 metres further. All five crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The crew completed the landing procedure with a tailwind component of nine knots.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who continued the descent above the glide, causing the aircraft to land too far down the runway and reducing the landing distance available. The crew failed to initiate a go-around procedure.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24TV in Juba: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 1997
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While approaching Juba Airport, the crew reported engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. All four crew members were killed. SPLA rebels reported they had shot down the Antonov while it was attacking the village of Yei located about 40 miles from Juba.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules near Juba

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1992 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Juba Airport, the crew followed a holding pattern for about 15-20 minutes for unknown reasons. Then the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances few km from the airport. Occupant's fate remains unknown.

Crash of a Lockheed L-382E-22C Hercules in Juba

Date & Time: Aug 12, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N911SJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba - Nairobi
MSN:
4384
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Juba Airport, while climbing to a height of 300 feet and a speed of 155 knots, the engine n°4 lost power. The crew elected to return for an emergency landing when engine n°1 and 2 oversped. While completing a turn to join the runway 31, the engine n°3 lost power and its propeller was feathered. The crew was able to land the airplane safely but after touchdown, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, veered off runway and eventually collided with containers, bursting into flames. All five occupants escaped uninjured.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the engine problems could not be determined with certainty. However, the assumption that the fuel was contaminated by water was not ruled out.

Crash of a Vickers 607 Valetta C.1 in Loka: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 17, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VW813
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
374
YOM:
3
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
En route, the crew encountered heavy turbulences. The aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a huge explosion in a prairie located near Loka. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all four crew members were killed. Crew from the 78th Squadron.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control was probably caused by a structural failure that occurred on a wing as the aircraft was flying in heavy turbulences.