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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Monday 6 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Sudan Airways
Registration: ST-AAY
C/n / msn: 10238
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:13364
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kapoeta (   South Sudan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:Malakal Airport (MAK/HSSM), South Sudan
En route, the crew were not able to receive the Malakal NDB, nor the Juba NDB. When fuel starvation occurred, the props auto feathered. The F-27 sank into trees.

» Willem Wendt
» The Glasgow Herald - Dec 30, 1971


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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 Khartoum-Civil Airport to Malakal Airport as the crow flies is 674 km (421 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.
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