Accident: South West Aviation An-26

Status:
Date:Saturday 22 August 2020
Time:ca 08:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B
Operator:South West Aviation
Registration:EX-126
C/n / msn:11508
First flight:1981
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 4 km NW of Juba Airport (JUB) (   South Sudan)
Phase:Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Juba Airport (JUB/HSSJ), South Sudan
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUU/HSWW), South Sudan

Narrative:
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.

Link: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20200822-0

Photos:

Link : https://www.facebook.com/andrewdut.ariik/posts/1195677637457743 (Andrew Dut Ariik Facebook)

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

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