Narrative:The Antonov, piloted by four Russian crew members, reportedly left El Obeid around 11:35 for a flight to Juba. En route at FL170 the airplane is understood to have suffered engine problems. The crew decided to divert to Heglig. The aircraft crashed inverted in a wooded area, killing al aboard.
|Date:||Tuesday 5 October 2004|
|C/n / msn:|| 00347606|
|First flight:|| 1970|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||68 km (42.5 mls) from Heglig (Sudan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||El Obeid Airport (EBD/HSOB), Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan|
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EK-12222 was later sold to Sarit Air as ST-SAF.
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 El Obeid Airport to Juba Airport as the crow flies is 928 km (580 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.