Accident Antonov An-26B EX-126,
ASN logo

Date:Saturday 22 August 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-26B
Owner/operator:South West Aviation, lsf Skyway Air
Registration: EX-126
MSN: 11508
Year of manufacture:1981
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 4 km NW of Juba Airport (JUB) -   South Sudan
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ)
Destination airport:Aweil Airstrip
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An Antonov An-26 cargo plane was destroyed when it crashed near the Referendum neighborhood, shortly after takeoff from Juba Airport, South Sudan. A post-impact fire broke out.

The aircraft carried food products, 4 motorcycles, car parts and 16 bags of cash for the Opportunity Bank.
The aircraft involved in the accident was registered EX-126. This aircraft was recently acquired by Gateway Export Aviation, an operator from D.R. Congo. The operator stated that the owner of the aircraft had misappropriated the aircraft for use by South West Aviation. Gateway reported that at the time of the accident the aircraft was loaded with 8 tons of cargo, whereas 5,5 tons would be the maximum.

The Commission of Inquiry into the accident with AN-26B aircraft operated by South-West Aviation Co. Ltd, registration number EX-126, concluded that the cause of the accident near Juba, Central Equatorial State, Republic of South Sudan, has not been established. However, the flight was operated by an aircraft without a valid Certificate of Airworthiness and by the crew of South-West Aviation Co. Ltd, which did not hold a valid Operator's Certificate.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

03-Apr-2024 18:03 ASN Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314