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Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 24 December 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-28
Operating for:African Union
Leased from:Tepavia Trans
Registration: ER-AJE
MSN: 1AJ006-12
First flight: 1989
Engines: 2 Glushenkov TVD-10B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zalingei (   Sudan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Zalingei Airport (ZLX/HSZA), Sudan
Destination airport:El Fasher Airport (ELF/HSFS), Sudan
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff. The plane’s two pilots, a Ukrainian and a Moldovan, were killed.
The Antonov was chartered by the African Union to transport peacekeeping personnel around the Sudanese Darfur region.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» AP


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Distance from Zalingei Airport to El Fasher Airport as the crow flies is 213 km (133 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Antonov An-28

  • 191 built
  • 24th loss
  • 9th fatal accident
  • 6th worst accident (at the time)
  • 12th worst accident (currently)
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  • 19th worst accident (at the time)
  • 26th worst accident (currently)
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