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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 4 November 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BK
Operating for:Allied Services Limited
Leased from:Asia Airways
Registration: EY-406
MSN: 01347704
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 43
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) E of Juba Airport (JUB) (   South Sudan)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan
Destination airport:Paloich Airport (HGI/HSFA), South Sudan
An Antonov 12 cargo plane, registered EY-406, was destroyed after impacting terrain shortly after takeoff from Juba Airport, South Sudan.
The aircraft operated on a flight to Paloich, South Sudan and had just taken off from runway 13 at Juba Airport when it came down close to the banks of the White Nile.
A Juba hospital director reported that 35 passengers and six crew members were killed. Two passengers survived the crash.
The South Sudan CAA stated that the pilot radioed that tower before departure that there were 12 persons on board and fuel for five hours.

» Gurtong
» Reuters


photo of Antonov-An-12BK-EX-163
accident date: 04-11-2015
type: Antonov An-12BK
registration: EX-163

Video, social media

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 Juba Airport to Paloich Airport as the crow flies is 634 km (396 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Antonov An-12

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  • 239th loss
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