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Date:Monday 28 April 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:AIM Air
Registration: 5Y-SPK
MSN: 208B0243
First flight: 1990
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Doro Airstrip (   South Sudan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Doro Airstrip, South Sudan
Destination airport:Nairobi-Wilson Airport (WIL/HKNW), Kenya
Plane landed at a medical mission station in Sudan to pick up four mission personnel. On takeoff the aircraft lifted off from a wet and somewhat muddy airstrip, but was not able to safely clear the obstacles at the end of the runway. The left wing of the plane struck the trunk of a tree and the plane went into a ditch and flipped onto its back.

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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 Doro Airstrip to Nairobi-Wilson Airport as the crow flies is 1294 km (809 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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Cessna 208

  • 2800+ built
  • 142nd loss
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 South Sudan
  • 14th worst accident (at the time)
  • 25th worst accident (currently)
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