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Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Saturday 16 August 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operator:Sudan Airways
Registration: ST-ADY
C/n / msn: 10277
First flight: 1965
Total airframe hrs:25702
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 60 / Occupants: 60
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Malakal (   South Sudan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Malakal Airport (MAK/HSSM), South Sudan
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
The F-27 was brought down by a SAM-7 missile, fired by the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA).

» PZC 18.08.86
» Willem Wendt


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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 Malakal Airport to Khartoum-Civil 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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