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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 19 May 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Caravan I
Operator:Airworks
Registration: 5Y-NKV
C/n / msn: 208B-0387
First flight: 1994
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Mandeng Airstrip (   South Sudan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan
Destination airport:Mandeng Airstrip, South Sudan
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B, 5Y-NKV, sustained substantial damage in an accident at Mandeng Airstrip, South Sudan.
A photo from the accident airplane shows a broken right hand wing, a severely damaged left hand wing and a collapsed left and main gear.
The operator, Airworks, regularly operates humanitarian aid flights on behalf of United Nations programmes.

During an assessment dated 21 October 2014 the Mandeng Airstrip runway dimension was measured at 100M x 800M with an orientation of 140-320. Airstrip soil is black cotton soil. People and animals are known to cross the runway. Cessna 208 aircraft are allowed to operate to the airstrip with a maximum of 4 pax with minimum fuel.



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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 Juba Airport to Mandeng Airstrip as the crow flies is 438 km (274 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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