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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 7 October 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operating for:Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya As-Sudaniya (Sudanese Air Force)
Leased from:AZZA Transport
Registration: ST-ARV
C/n / msn: 7345310
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 km (25 mls) SW of Omdurman, Khartoum (   Sudan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:El Fasher Airport (ELF/HSFS), Sudan
Narrative:
An Antonov 12 transport plane suffered an accident near Khartoum, Sudan. Fifteen occupants were reportedly killed in the accident.
The airplane carried military personnel and equipment to El Fasher, Sudan. En route the airplane developed engine problems. The airplane crashed as the crew attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft broke up.

Conflicting reports suggest the aircraft involved was either ST-ASA (402010) or ST-ARV (msn 7345310). The Soviet Transports production history database claims ST-ASA was seen unmarked at Khartoum, October 22, 2012.

Sources:
» Reuters
» Sudan Tribune


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Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to El Fasher Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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