Narrative:A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan airplane sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Yambio Airfield (HSYA), South Sudan. One of the pilots and a passenger were injured, but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
|Date:||02 MAY 2012|
|Type:||Cessna 208B Grand Caravan|
|Operating for:||United Nations World Food Programme|
|C/n / msn:|| 208B-0322|
|First flight:|| 1992|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Yambio Airport (South Sudan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Yambio Airport (HSYA), South Sudan|
The Cessna operated on a UN flight from Juba to Yambio. On landing the plane hit a drainage channel, flipped over and came to rest upside down.
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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 Juba Airport to Yambio Airport as the crow flies is 352 km (220 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.