Date & Time: May 7, 2004 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Let 410UVP
Operator:
Air Cush
Registration:
9XR-EF
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jiech-Ayod
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:

The aircraft was chartered by a Sudanese Development Unit to deliver medics and other supplies to a school project in Ayod. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft stalled and crashed near the airport. One pilot and 5 passengers were killed. Both pilots were New Zealand's citizens. It seems that the cargo shifted after takeoff, modifying the center of gravity. In these circumstances, the airplane was uncontrolable.