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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 4 March 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator:Air Serv International
Registration: 5X-ASI
C/n / msn: 208-00156
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:14616
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Maridi Airport (   South Sudan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Maridi Airport (HSMD), South Sudan
Destination airport:?
The pilot had to perform a forced landing shortly after take off from Maridi, Sudan, when it suffered engine failure. The airplane landed back on the runway before eventually coming to a stop off the end of the landing strip. Reports indicate that the wing struck a tree during the forced landing. The wing reportedly came off as a result.

» Cessna 208 Caravan landed safely despite engine failure in southern Sudan (ASL, 5-3-2009)


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