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Last updated: 17 July 2018
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Date:Thursday 5 July 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Flex Air Charters
Registration: 5Y-BUC
C/n / msn: 208B0400
First flight: 1994
Total airframe hrs:18000
Cycles:15000
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1,2 km (0.8 mls) from Padek Airstrip (   South Sudan)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Padek Airstrip, South Sudan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan sustained damage in an apparent forced landing near Padek Airstrip, South Sudan.
The aircraft, 5Y-BUC, is shown as being owned by Flex Air Charters on their website. It was reportedly chartered by the Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), taking nutrition supplies to Jiech and Padek.

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