Narrative:The An-12 cargo plane took off from Khartoum (KRT) at 07:59 in the morning, carrying 11 tons of cargo. Two minutes after departure the pilot reported that engine no. 3 failed due bird strike. He decided to return for landing. The aircraft landed at 08:07 on runway 36 and drifted to the left. The airplane left the runway and its right wing collided with an electric mast before it came to rest on 3 stationary military tanks at a distance of 700m from the main runway causing major damage to the tanks. The aircraft caught fire and two soldiers on the ground were killed.
|Date:||Thursday 8 November 2007|
|Operator:||Juba Air Cargo|
|C/n / msn:|| 3341110|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Total airframe hrs:||11787|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20M|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) ( Sudan)
|Crash site elevation:|| 384 m (1260 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan|
1. Crew panic and misjudgement lead to failure of applying procedures for landing with one-engine inoperative.
2. Contributory factor No.3 engine failure
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Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to Juba Airport as the crow flies is 1190 km (743 miles).