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Last updated: 29 March 2020
Datum:Donnerstag 21 Dezember 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Aviation Sans Frontières
Kennzeichen: F-OGSM
Werknummer: 688
Baujahr: 1973
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Aweil (   Südsudan)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Aweil Airport (HSAW), Südsudan
Flug nach:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Shot down using a 9K32 Strela-2 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (also known as SA-7). The BN-2 had received takeoff clearance and had just departed from Aweil. It crashed 800 m from the runway.
The Sudanese government accused the SPLA (People's Liberation Army Sudan) of downing the airplane. The SPLA has denied being involved and in turn, accused the government of Sudan.

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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 Aweil Airport to Khartoum-Civil Airport as the crow flies is 938 km (586 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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