Date & Time: Nov 4, 2015 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-12
Registration:
EY-406
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba – Paloich
MSN:
01347704
YOM:
1971
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
35
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
41
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 13 at Juba International Airport, the four engine aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height. After a distance of some 800 meters, the aircraft hit a hill and crashed on the shore of the White Nile. Two passengers were seriously injured while 41 other occupants were killed, among them all six crew members. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were marginal with rain showers. South Sudan Authorities reported the aircraft was unable to climb because it was overload, and the captain reported to ATC prior to departure he was carrying 12 passengers. According to Antonov, the aircraft was not airworthy at the time of the accident because the owner, Asia Airways, was not compliant with their procedures.