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Last updated: 18 June 2021
Datum:Samstag 8 Januar 2005
Zeit:ca 13:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-12
Fluggesellschaft:Services Air
Kennzeichen: 9Q-CIH
Werknummer: 4341803
Baujahr: 1964
Triebwerk: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bukalaza (   Uganda)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Uganda
Flug nach:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Kongo/Kinshasa
A Service Air Ltd. Antonov 12 cargo plane departed Entebbe Airport at 12:48 with destination Kinshasa. The plane carried humanitarian relief items. After takeoff engine problems forced the crew to return to Entebbe. The aircraft crashed in a forest some 6nm (11 km) from the airport.
Investigation revealed that Service Air neither had an Air Service License nor an Air Operator’s Certificate, nor did they meet the minimum requirements for such operations. For instance, the company had no record of maintenance and no quality controls. There was no records on licensing and training of the crew members or the insurance for the operations. The airplane was found to have crashed due to engine failure and the plane being loaded outside the weight and balance safety envelope.

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In May 2005 the Ugandan transport minister said following accidents of the foreign-registered aircrafts, the Government issued new safety guidelines barring any foreign planes from flying through Uganda without being checked for required aviation standards.


photo of Antonov-An-12-9L-LEC
accident date: 08-01-2005
type: Antonov An-12
registration: 9L-LEC
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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