Narrative:The twin-engined Let plane was chartered from Kush Air by Sudanese Women in Development and Peace to deliver relief supplies to a school project in Ayod. The plane was flown by two pilots from New Zealand. According to the owner of the plane cargo shifted after takeoff, causing the centre of gravity to shift to a point where the plane stalled and crashed.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8|
|Total:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Jiech, Jonglei State (South Sudan)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Jiech, South Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Ayod Airstrip, South Sudan|
A senior aid official in Sudan confirmed that six people died and four survived the accident, despite earlier reports of as many as 12 or 14 dead.
Earlier reports quoted that 9XR-DC was the plane involved, while later reports spoke about 9XR-EF.
Inital news reports named the airline "Air Cush", likely meaning the Kush Air airline from South Sudan.
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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.