November 5, 2015 - On Wednesday a Russian built
Antonov 12BK turbo prop cargo airplane,
registered EY-406 crashed just after takeoff
Sudan. Reports indicate at least 40
people were killed and there are three
There are conflicting reports about the number
of occupants that were on this airplane since
this was a cargo aircraft. Initial reports
indicated that there were only five crew members
and seven passengers onboard.
Other reports indicated that a Presidential
spokesman had stated the Antonov 12BK cargo
airplane was carrying six crew members and 12
passengers. However, the Red Cross has reported
it recovered 37 bodies and that 3 bodies were
still trapped under the wreckage.
The spokesman further stated "This is the number
given to us by the (control) tower." He further
stated the death toll could be higher and there
maybe people who were killed on the ground.
The Russian built Antonov 12BK cargo airplane
which was operated by Allied Services Ltd
departed runway 13 at Juba International Airport
(JUB/HSSJ) for Paloich Airport (HSFA), South
Sudan when it crashed near the banks of the
White Nile about 0.5 miles east of Juba Airport.