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Last updated: 2 April 2020
Fecha:jueves 21 diciembre 1989
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander
Operador:Aviation Sans Frontières
Registración: F-OGSM
Numéro de série: 688
Año de Construcción: 1973
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Aweil (   Sudán del Sur)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Aweil Airport (HSAW), Sudán del Sur
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudán
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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