Date & Time: May 2, 2008 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 1900C
Operator:
Flex Air
Registration:
5Y-FLX
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wau-Rumbek-Juba
MSN:
UC-065
YOM:
1989
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:

Chartered by Southern Sudan Air Connection to Flex Air Kenya, the aircraft was scheduled from Wau to Juba via Rumbek to transport a team of the South Sudan Government. While approaching Rumbek airport, crew reported engine problems. The aircraft crashed and burned 45 km from airport and all 21 occupants were killed. Among them were Justin Yak, personnal adviser of South Sudan President and Dominic Dim Deng, Ministry of Defense. It appears that both engines failed for unknown reasons.