Loss of control Accident Antonov An-12 9Q-CIH, Saturday 8 January 2005
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Date:Saturday 8 January 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-12
Owner/operator:Services Air
Registration: 9Q-CIH
MSN: 4341803
Year of manufacture:1964
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-20M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Bukalaza -   Uganda
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN)
Destination airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Service Air Ltd. Antonov 12 cargo plane departed Entebbe Airport at 12:48 with destination Kinshasa. The plane carried humanitarian relief items. After takeoff engine problems forced the crew to return to Entebbe. The aircraft crashed in a forest some 6nm (11 km) from the airport.
Investigation revealed that Service Air neither had an Air Service License nor an Air Operator’s Certificate, nor did they meet the minimum requirements for such operations. For instance, the company had no record of maintenance and no quality controls. There was no records on licensing and training of the crew members or the insurance for the operations. The airplane was found to have crashed due to engine failure and the plane being loaded outside the weight and balance safety envelope.


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  • 54th worst accident in 2005
  • 97th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 75th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Sharjah Airport (SHJ); 22 February 2004

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