2017 South Supreme Airlines Antonov An-26 crash
The wreckage of S9-TLZ, visible in the background of this photo
|Date||20 March 2017|
|Summary||In-Flight-Fire under investigation|
|Site||Wau Airport, South Sudan |
|Aircraft type||Antonov An-26|
|Operator||South Supreme Airlines|
|Flight origin||Juba Airport, South Sudan|
The aircraft was destroyed by fire after landing at Wau Airport, South Sudan on a domestic scheduled passenger flight from Juba Airport, South Sudan. There were 40 passengers, plus five crew on board. The accident occurred at about 15:00 local time (12:00 UTC), in conditions of 800 metres (870 yd) visibility. The aircraft may already have been on fire when it landed. An eyewitness reported smoke coming from the tail as it was landing. Another report is that the aircraft collided with a fire engine after it had landed, and then caught fire. The left landing gear collapsed and the aircraft was destroyed by the ensuing fire. Thirty-seven passengers received various degrees of injuries, however, no death was recorded from the crash.
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