Accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 ST-AAY, Monday 6 December 1971
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Date:Monday 6 December 1971
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Owner/operator:Sudan Airways
Registration: ST-AAY
MSN: 10238
Year of manufacture:1963
Total airframe hrs:13364 hours
Cycles:9298 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 42
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Kapoeta -   South Sudan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS)
Destination airport:Malakal Airport (MAK/HSSM)
Narrative:
The Fokker F-27 Friendship operated on a passenger service from Khartoum to Malakal. The pilot in command was unable to receive the NDB nor locate Malakal and consequently decided to proceed to Juba. He failed to receive the NDB nor locate Juba. The aircraft then ran out of fuel and both engines auto-feathered. The aircraft sank vertically and semi-level collided with trees. It finally came to rest in a clear area in a forest.

Sources:

Willem Wendt
The Glasgow Herald - Dec 30, 1971

Statistics

  • 48th worst accident in 1971
  • 73rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 21st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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