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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 4 April 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya As-Sudaniya (Sudanese Air Force)
Registration: registration unknown
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First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Adar Yel (   South Sudan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Adar Yel Airstrip (HSAD), South Sudan
Destination airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Crashed on takeoff during a sandstorm, killing Sudan's deputy defense minister and 13 high-ranking military officers.



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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
  • 107th loss
  • 58th fatal accident
  • 27th worst accident (at the time)
  • 35th worst accident (currently)
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  • 6th worst accident (currently)
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