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Last updated: 26 May 2019
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Date:Sunday 9 September 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Slaver Company
Registration: UR-TWO
C/n / msn: 841328
First flight: 1984
Engines: 2 Walter M-601D
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Yirol Airport (   South Sudan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Pibor Airport (HSPI), Sudan
Destination airport:Yirol Airport (HSYL), South Sudan
Narrative:
A Let L-410 aircraft crashed into Lake Yirol, South Sudan, close to the destination airport. It had departed Juba, South Sudan, and landed in Pibor before proceeding to Yirol. Weather at Yirol was poor, causing two previous flights to return. The pilot of the L-410 attempted an approach, but the altimeter was not set properly, causing it to display an incorrect altitude.
While manoeuvering for the approach in severe weather, the aircraft impacted the lake and broke up.
The investigation of the accident also revealed that that the operator did replace a faulty propeller in Pibor without informing the safety department of the changes.

The aircraft was owned by Slaver Company, Ukraine as of April, 2018. It had been overhauled in 2016-2017 after having been stored for eight years.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
» Radio Miraya
» Yirol plane crash caused by bad weather & negligence -Report (eyeradio.org, 9-5-2019)


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accident date: 09-09-2018
type: Let L-410
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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 Pibor Airport to Yirol Airport as the crow flies is 290 km (181 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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