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Plane Crash in South Sudan Leaves 19 Dead

A passenger plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan, on September 9th.

The incident happened when the plane flying from Juba was attempting to land in Yirol.

Nineteen people were killed in the crash. Four others suffered serious injuries and were shifted to a hospital.

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Mega Airlines Plane Suffers Left Main Gear Collapse

A Mega Airlines plane’s left main gear collapsed on landing at Wau Airport, South Sudan, on April 5th.

The incident happened when the plane was performing a cargo flight from Kuajok, South Sudan.

No injuries were reported.

Cham Wings Airlines Plane Veers Off Runway in Khartoum

Cham Wings Airlines flight 6Q-651 veered off runway after landing at Khartoum International Airport, Sudan, on August 19th.

The incident happened when the Airbus A320-200 plane was coming from Damascus, Syria.

No injuries were reported.

Eagle Air Flight Veers Off Runway After Rejecting Take Off From Yei, South Sudan

Eagle Air flight H7-360 veered off runway after rejecting take off from Yei, South Sudan, on April 1st.

The plane was accelerating to take off for Arua, Uganda, when the crew rejected take off due to an engine issue. The plane veered off the runway and came to stop in the bushes with its nose gear collapsed.

There were 17 passengers and 3 crew members aboard at the time; authorities said some of them sustained minor injuries.

Badr Airlines Plane Diverts to Port Sudan due to Bleed Air Problem

Badr Airlines flight J4-662 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Port Sudan, Sudan, on March 1st.

The Boeing 737-300 plane heading from Khartoum, Sudan, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was diverted after the left engine developed a bleed air issue that caused the oxygen masks to be deployed.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 125 people aboard remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Bird-Hit Tarco Airlines Flight Safely Lands in Al-Fashir, Sudan

Tarco AirTarco Airlines flight 3T-400 was hit by a bird in Al-Fashir, Sudan, on September 10th.

The Boeing 737-300 plane was flying from Khartoum, Sudan, when a large bird impacted its nose cone.

The plane continued for a safe landing. There were 108 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

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Five Killed in Sudan Military Plane Crash

A Sudanese military plane crashed in El Obied, North Kurdufan, Sudan, on April 30th.

The Soviet-era Antonov 26 plane went down when it was attempting to land at the El Obied airport.

There were five crew members aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash.

Army officials said the crash was caused by technical issues.

West Wind Aviation Plane makes Crash Landing near River Nile

west wind aviationA West Wind Aviation plane made a crash landing near River Nile, South Sudan, Africa, on November 10.

The Hawker Siddeley HS-780 Andover, en-route from Malakal to Wau, South Sudan, was flying on the behalf of United Nations’ World Food Programme to distribute food.

All 4 crew members survived the crash.

The aircraft was destroyed completely.

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Cargo Plane Crash in South Sudan; 41 Killed

A cargo plane crashed into a hill at the banks of White Nile River in Juba, South Sudan, on November 4.

The Allied Services Limited Antonov AN-12B, was carrying 12 passengers and 5 crew members from Juba, to Paloich, at the time.

Among the 12 passengers and 5 crew members aboard, only 2 people survived. According to the police, the crash took lives of 41 people, including the local residents.

Preliminary investigations reveal the accident occurred due to over-load.

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8 Seriously Injured as UN Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Sudan

HelicopterA helicopter, working for the UN-AN peacekeeping mission in Darfur, made an emergency landing in Saraf Omra, North Darfur, Sudan, on August 16.

The incident happened when the helicopter was flying from El Fasher, North Darfur. According to a spokesperson “A UNAMID helicopter, an Mi-8, carrying 18 passengers and three crew on board made an emergency landing approximately 100 metres” (yards) from the helipad at a base belonging to the mission at Saraf Omra in North Darfur.”

Eight people sustained serious injuries in the incident while others sustained minor injuries. They were shifted to Saraf Omra base for medical aid.

The cause of emergency landing is not clear at the moment.

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2 Killed as Cargo Plane Crashes in South Sudan

A cargo plane, chartered by Lutheran World Federation (LWF), crashed at an airstrip in Jonglei state of South Sudan on the morning of November 14

The accident happened when the plane was travelling from Juba to Panyagor. The director of Jonglei state’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, Gabriel Deng Ajak confirmed that the cargo plane was carrying relief supplies for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Two people were killed in the accident while the third person aboard was injured. The survivor was immediately taken to hospital. The crash also killed at least 10 goats and damaged the nearby houses.

The cause of accident is not clear at the moment.

EgyptAir Passenger jet with Cracked Windshield Landed Safely

EgyptAirThe windshield of the EgyptAir Airbus A320-200, registration SU-GBC, cracked midair due to hail storm on September 8.

The flight MS-859, heading from Cairo, Egypt to Juba, South Sudan, continued its journey and landed safely at its scheduled destination.

None of the 76 passengers aboard were injured, however, the aircraft’s nose cone sustained some damage.

Two Hawker Siddeley Accidents in one week

A Hawker Siddeley 748 en route from Juba International Airport to Rubkona crashed in the Sudan. The plane had a crew of four and crashed while on a humanitarian mission.

The cargo was a total loss. Reports are that there were fatalities and survivors in the crash but details haven’t been released.

On Feb 12, another Hawker Siddeley HS-125-700B operated by Sirius-Aero with two crew flew out from Sheremetyevo to Vnukova Airport on a ferry flight. The pilots realized that the right hand main landing gear was not operating and notified ATC. They made a safe landing on foam. In that flight, neither pilot sustained injury but one wing of the plane sustained some damage.

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Russian Helicopter Shot Down

December 21, 2012 a Kogalymavia Mil Mi-8AMT cargo flight for UN forces was struck by friendly fire and all 5 aboard died in the crash near Likuangole in the Sudan.

According to Ria Novosti, Russian law enforcement said the helicopter was a “Nizhnevartovskavia” Russian Mi-8 helicopter.

The BBC said this was a peacekeeping mission and a clearly marked helicopter. The incident was reported as a case of “friendly fire.”

The four crew members were Russian, and there was a non-Russian passenger. Everyone aboard perished in the crash and subsequent fire.

Sudan Hard Landing

What: Ultimate Air Antonov AN-26B-100 en route from Entebbe to Yida
Where: Yida
When: November 14, 2012
Who: crew
Why: On landing the Antonov AN-26B cargo plane in the Sudan, pilots skidded off the runway.

The left main gear collapsed just short of a Yida refugee settlement.

The plane was carrying medical supplies.

Azza Air Plane Goes down in Sudan

What: Azza Air Transport Antonov An-12BP en route from Khartoum to El Fasher
Where: 25 miles SW of Omdurman Khartoum,Sudan
When: Oct 7 2012
Who: 22 aboard, 15 fatalities
Why: The pilot of a Sudanese military plane informed the airport that he had a problem with one of his engines before the plane crashed in a rural area west of the capital Khartoum. Twenty armed forces personnel were on board. The Antonov military transport plane was carrying military equipment from Khartoum to the capital of North Darfur.

Initially thirteen people died on the Azza Air jet, and nine were injured.

The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) are investigating.

See Video Below

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Alfa Airlines Plane Crash Kills 32

What: Alfa Airlines Antonov 24/26 en route from Khartoum to Talodi
Where: near Talodi
When: August 19. 2012
Who: 32 aboard, 32 fatalities, 6 crew, 26 occupants
Why: Sudanese officials en route to a Muslim festival were aboard a flight that crashed into a hill near Talodi. According to some reports, the 35 year old plane crashed into a mountainside during a dust storm while on a second go-round on approach to the airport; other reports make no reference to mountains or dust and just say the crash occurred during seasonal rains.

Talodi is a town in South Kordofan.

Guidance and Endowments (religious affairs) Minister Ghazi al-Sadeq was killed in the crash, along with Mahjoub Abdel Raheem Toutou, state minister for youth and sports, and Eissa Daifallah, state minister for tourism, antiquities and wildlife were aboard the plane.

Initial reports indicated there were 31 aboard but that number was increased to 32.

The news video below says the accident occurred during the second go-round during a rain storm.

Alfa Airlines is on the list of airlines banned within the EU. The captain who was from Russia had been flying with Alfa Airlines for five years, according to “Inquirer News” and was flying with a Sudanese co-pilot.

See news video below

Mil Mi-17 Crash in Sudan, 7 Fatalities 2 Survive

What: Sudanese Air Force Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8T)
Where: El Fasher, Sudan
When: July 16, 2012
Who: 9 aboard, 7 fatalities
Why: The aircraft reportedly went down near El Fasher according to one source “due to a technical fault” and another “gunned down.” Seven military officers on an administrative mission died at the scene. Two survivors were taken to military hospitals.

Airport Runway in Construction Impacts Fokker Accident

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What: Feeder Airlines Fokker 50 en route from Juba to Wau
Where: Wau
When: Mar 29th 2012
Who: 50 aboard
Why: THe runway has been in the process of being repaired for the past several months. The pilots were apparently not advised regarding the necessity to touch down at midpoint due to construction. The first attempt at landing was aborted; on the second, after touching down, the plane left the pavement, and stopped on the ground with a nose and main gear collapse. At least five were hospitalized.

Passengers evacuated with some casualties, including a broken leg.

We sincerely hope ATC and the airport will accept responsibility for any inaction on their part in this matter.

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