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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 4 November 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BK
Operating for:Allied Services Limited
Leased from:Asia Airways
Registration: EY-406
C/n / msn: 01347704
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) E of Juba Airport (JUB) (   South Sudan)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan
Destination airport:Paloich Airport (HSFA), South Sudan
Narrative:
An Antonov 12 cargo plane, registered EY-406, was destroyed after impacting terrain shortly after takeoff from Juba Airport, South Sudan.
The aircraft operated on a flight to Paloich, South Sudan and had just taken off from runway 13 at Juba Airport when it came down close to the banks of the White Nile.
A Juba hospital director reported that 35 passengers and six crew members were killed. Two passengers survived the crash.
The South Sudan CAA stated that the pilot radioed that tower before departure that there were 12 persons on board and fuel for five hours.

Sources:
» Gurtong
» Reuters
» http://russianplanes.net/reginfo/3603


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photo of Antonov An-12BK EX-163
EX-163 became EK-11102 and EK-12704 before being registered EY-406 in 2014
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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 Paloich Airport as the crow flies is 634 km (396 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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