Date & Time: Dec 12, 2011 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-2
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arua - Nzara
Country:
Uganda
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was leased by the Uganda Police Defence Force Air Wing to carry a group of four Police Officer to Nzara, in South Sudan. Shortly after take off from Arua Airport, aircraft encountered difficulties to gain altitude, hit a tree and crashed in flames in an open field located near the village of Mingoro, near the airport. All seven occupants were evacuated and treated for their injuries while the aircraft was destroyed by fire. Engine failure suspected.