Narrative:The Antonov was approaching Heglig. When descending through a height of 60 ft a flock of birds rose from the right hand side of the plane. The nr.4 engine failed and the airplane yawed to that side. It descended and undershot the runway. The right main undercarriage was torn off.
|Date:||30 APR 2002|
|C/n / msn:|| 4342305|
|First flight:|| 1964|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Heglig Airport (HSHG), Sudan|
» Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)
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TN-AGC was later sold to Sudan as ST-AQP
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to Heglig Airport as the crow flies is 706 km (441 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.