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Last updated: 11 December 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 17 November 2003
Time:13:25 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Operator:Sarit Airlines
Registration: ST-SAA
C/n / msn: 5342905
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Wau (   South Sudan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUU/HSWW), South Sudan
Flightnumber: 044
Narrative:
An Antonov 12 departed Khartoum for Wau, carrying a cargo of wheat and other foodstuff, plus a money shipment from the Bank of Sudan. Six foreign crewmen were aboard the plane, accompanied by three security officials, a Bank of Sudan official, a Saria engineer, a security policeman and a military policeman. While approaching Wau, the plane crashed and burned.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep
» Independent Online
» Scramble 296


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Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to Wau Airport as the crow flies is 1000 km (625 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 Networks 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-12

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  • 185th loss
  • 105th fatal accident
  • 30th worst accident (at the time)
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