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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44407
Last updated: 17 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-172 (Mi-8MTV-3)
Owner/operator:Republic of Uganda
Registration: AF-615
C/n / msn: 627C01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zulia Mountain Range -   Uganda
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Entebbe (HUEN)
Destination airport:New Site, Sudan
On July 30, 2005 about 1908 hours local time, a Republic of Ugandan owned and operated Mi-172 helicopter, call sign AF-615, collided with mountainous terrain in the Zulia Mountain range near the borders of Uganda and Sudan during cruise flight . The 3 flightcrew, 1 cabin crewmember, and 9 passengers, including Sudanese Vice President John Garang, were fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed and there was post crash fire. The departure point was Entebbe, Uganda (HUEN) and the destination was New Site, Uganda.

The investigation is being jointly conducted by the Ugandan and Sudanese governments. CAUSE:


Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
22-Feb-2011 16:35 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Sep-2018 07:11 TB Updated [Narrative, Plane category]

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