Accident British Aerospace BAe-748-371 Srs. 2B LFD 5Y-HAJ, Monday 17 February 2014
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Date:Monday 17 February 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
British Aerospace BAe-748-371 Srs. 2B LFD
Owner/operator:International Organization for Migration - IOM
Registration: 5Y-HAJ
MSN: 1776
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 536-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Rubkona Airport -   South Sudan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ)
Destination airport:Rubkona Airport
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A BAe-748 cargo plane delivering humanitarian aid to South Sudan crash-landed at Rubkona Airport, killing one crew member and seriously injuring three others.
The airplane was chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from 748 Air Services, that in turn chartered the plane from Global Airlift.
The wing of the aircraft hit one of the gate posts at the airport. This fractured the wing and lead to a loss of fuel. The plane then scraped the tops of white vehicles that contained passengers' luggage. The impact with the cars caused the cars to ignite, as well as the plane. When it came to a halt one wing and an engine were still aflame.

In a subsequent court case, it was revealed that the captain of the flight had bought seven bottles of beer and a bottle of gin in the night before the accident. It was argued that he was likely still experiencing the effects of alcohol consumption during the flight.


Radio Miraya



photo (c) Nick van der Vyver; Rubkona Airport; 17 February 2014

photo (c) Nick van der Vyver; Rubkona Airport; 17 February 2014

photo (c) Nick van der Vyver; Rubkona Airport; 17 February 2014

photo (c) Nick van der Vyver; Rubkona Airport; 17 February 2014

photo (c) Colin F. Smith; Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW); 24 September 2012

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA); May 2006

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