Date & Time: Feb 12, 1998 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-32
Operator:
Registration:
7744
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Khartoum - Malakal - Nasir
MSN:
29 02
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
ZY001
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
24
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
27
Circumstances:
Final approach was completed in low visibility due to poor weather conditions. Crew continued the approach and landed long, reducing the landing distance available. After touch down, aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining runway, overrun and crashed into the Sobat River. Three crew and 24 passengers were killed while 30 other occupants were injured. Flight ZY001 was performed from Khartoum to Nasir with an intermediate stop in Malakal on behalf of the Sudanese Government. Several officials were on board, among them the Vice President, General Al Zubair Mohammed Saleh who was killed in the accident.
Causes:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who landed too long. Poor weather conditions was considered as a contributory factor.