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Last updated: 14 December 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 7 January 2018
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Unknown
Registration: 5Y-FDC
C/n / msn: 208B1280
First flight: 2007
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Akobo (   South Sudan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Akobo Airport (HSAK), South Sudan
Destination airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was destroyed by fire following an accident at Akobo in South Sudan. The plane had been hired by a Juba-based NGO to carry its staff to Juba.
The aircraft reportedly failed to clear a fence. It impacted a house and several cows. One person on the ground was killed.

Local reports suggest that there were 18 passengers and two crew members on board. The owner of the aircraft stated to The Standard that there were nine passengers on board.

Sources:
» Rebels in S. Sudan seize 2 Kenyan pilots after plane crash (news24.com, 24 Jan. 2018)
» Family of abducted pilots plead with Government to intervene
Family of abducted pilots plead with Government to intervene (standardmedia.co.ke, 20 Jan 2018)



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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 Akobo Airport to Juba Airport as the crow flies is 356 km (223 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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