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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 26 June 2004
Time:18:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operator:Sarit Airlines
Registration: ST-SAT
C/n / msn: 5343502
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wau Airport (WUU) (   South Sudan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Wau Airport (WUU/HSWW), South Sudan
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Narrative:
The An-12 struck birds immediately after lifting off the runway at Wau (WUG). Engines no. 3 and 4 failed and an emergency landing was carried out in a field. The airplane caught fire. Three crew members were injured, along with a boy in a nearby field.

Classification:
Bird strike
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)
» ICAO Adrep


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Distance from Wau Airport to Khartoum-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 1001 km (626 miles).

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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