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Last updated: 24 September 2018
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Date:Sunday 26 August 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Bush Air Safaris
Registration: 5Y-BOP
C/n / msn: 208B0642
First flight: 1997
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pieri Airstrip (   South Sudan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Pieri Airstrip, South Sudan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan sustained substantial damage after colliding with a cow on takeoff from Pieri Airstrip in South Sudan.
The nose section was crushed and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The aircraft, 5Y-BOP, had been involved in a wildlife strike incident seven years earlier when it hit an antelope on landing.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» 5Y-BOP incident 8 Sept. 2011; hit antelope on landing


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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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