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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 12 February 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 32B
Operator:Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya As-Sudaniya (Sudanese Air Force)
Registration: 7744
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 57
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nasir Airport (   South Sudan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Malakal Airport (MAK/HSSM), South Sudan
Destination airport:Nasir Airport (HSNA), South Sudan
Narrative:
The Antonov landed at Nasir, but overshot the runway, plunging into the Sobat River. First Vice President al-Zubair Muhammad Saleh and several other government officials were killed in the accident.
The wreckage was still extant on the river bank in 2012.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Malakal Airport to Nasir Airport as the crow flies is 186 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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