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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2016
Status:
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
Cycles:9298
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
Narrative:
The Fokker F-27 Friendship operated on a passenger service from Khartoum to Malakal. The pilot in command was unable to receive the NDB nor locate Malakal and consequently decided to proceed to Juba. He failed to receive the NDB nor locate Juba. The aircraft then ran out of fuel and both engines auto-feathered. The aircraft sank vertically and semi-level collided with trees. It finally came to rest in a clear area in a forest.

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


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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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