АN−12 crashed in South Sudan had no enough possibilities to perform commercial flights


On November 4, 2015, after take off from Juba airport, South Sudan, AN−12 transport crashed. It fell at a distance of 800 m from the runway.

On information being in the ANTONOV Company’s disposal, the AN−12B, side EY−406, factory No.01347704, was registered in Republic of Tajikistan. This aircraft was constructed at Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant on February 26, 1971.

According to ANTONOV’s data, this AN−12B (factory No.01347704) had no enough possibilities to perform flights. The fact is that maintenance forms requested by the Operational manual, including those on service life extension and works to provide further safety operation, have been not performed in time.

In accordance with International ICAO requirements, aviation authority of South Sudan, the country where the aircraft crashed, or Republic of Tajikistan, the country, where the aircraft was registered, has to officially inform State Aviation Administration of Ukraine or Ukrainian Bureau on investigation of catastrophes and incidents of civil aircraft about the crash. Aviation authority of Ukraine will take a decision about participation of ANTONOV in investigation of this crash.

ANTONOV Company presents condolences to families of people suffered from the AN−12B crash.

Source / Author: Antonov