|Date:||Saturday 22 August 2020|
|Operator:||South West Aviation|
|C/n / msn:||11508|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 4 km NW of Juba Airport (JUB) ( South Sudan)|
|Phase:||Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Wau Airport (WUU/HSWW), South Sudan|
An Antonov An-26 cargo plane was destroyed when it crashed near the Referendum neighborhood, shortly after takeoff from Juba Airport, South Sudan. A post-impact fire broke out. Of the eight occupants, one person survived.
According to NewsAero Africa, the aircraft involved in the accident was registered EX-126. The aircraft was however last seen operating using a (fake?) Iraqi registration: YI-AZR.
The South Sudan Minister of Transport stated that the aircraft was chartered by the World Food Program to transport supplies and wages for personnel at Wau and Aweil.
Eye Radio Juba Twitter, link: https://twitter.com/EyeRadioJuba/status/1297077959602442241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1297077959602442241%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Faviation-safety.net%2Fdatabase%2Frecord.php%3Fid%3D20200822-0