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Date:Monday 12 December 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Uganda Peoples Defence Force
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mingoro Village (   Uganda)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Arua Airport (RUA/HUAR), Uganda
Destination airport:Nzara Airfield, South Sudan
An Antonov 2 biplane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Arua Airport (RUA), Uganda. The airplane was flying officers of the Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) to Nzara airfield in South Sudan.
Witnesses say the plane failed to gain altitude after takeoff. It hit a tree and crash-landed on two huts in Ayivuni Sub-county, 8 km from Arua Airport before bursting into flames.
The airplane was reportedly owned by a company and was chartered by the UPDF.

» Plane carrying UPDF officers crashes (Daily Monitor, 12-12-2011)


photo of Antonov-An-2-
accident date: 12-12-2011
type: Antonov An-2

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Arua Airport to Nzara Airfield as the crow flies is 341 km (213 miles).

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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