Narrative:The Beech 1900 departed Wau (WUU) on a flight to Juba via Rumbek. The airplane was carrying a delegation of leaders from the (former rebel) Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). One of the passengers was Dominic Dim, southern Sudan's minister of defence. Near Rumbek both engines failed.
|Date:||Friday 2 May 2008|
|Operating for:||Southern Sudan Air Connection|
|Leased from:||Flex Air|
|C/n / msn:|| UC-65|
|First flight:|| 1989|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19|
|Total:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||45 km (28.1 mls) NW of Rumbek (South Sudan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Wau Airport (WUU/HSWW), South Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Rumbek Airport (RBX/HSMK), South Sudan|
The aircraft crashed, killing all aboard.
» South Sudan defence minister killed in air crash (AFP, 2-5-2008)
» South Sudan declares three-day mourning for crash victims (SudanTribune, 3/5/2008)
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 Wau Airport to Rumbek Airport as the crow flies is 210 km (132 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.