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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 3 May 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24RV
Operator:Federal Airlines
Registration: ST-FAG
C/n / msn: 27307909
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 53 / Occupants: 53
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Haj Yousif (   Sudan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF/HSSW), Sudan
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Narrative:
After a number of failed approaches to Khartoum due to bad weather (sandstorm), the aircraft tried to make a forced landing in the Northeastern suburb of Haj Yousif. On landing, the aircraft struck a building and crashed.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Flight International 15-21.5.96(12)
» Scramble 205


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LY-AAG was sold to Sudan in 1996.
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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 Wadi Halfa Airport to Khartoum-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 697 km (436 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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Antonov An-24

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