ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-12 ST-SAF Heglig
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Tuesday 5 October 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Sarit Airlines
Registration: ST-SAF
MSN: 00347606
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:68 km (42.5 mls) from Heglig (   Sudan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:El Obeid Airport (EBD/HSOB), Sudan
Destination airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan
The Antonov, piloted by four Russian crew members, reportedly left El Obeid around 11:35 for a flight to Juba. En route at FL170 the airplane is understood to have suffered engine problems. The crew decided to divert to Heglig. The aircraft crashed inverted in a wooded area, killing all aboard.

Loss of control

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photo of Antonov-An-12-EK-12222
accident date: 05-10-2004
type: Antonov An-12
registration: EK-12222

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 El Obeid Airport to Juba Airport as the crow flies is 928 km (580 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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