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Date:Friday 2 May 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C
Operating for:Southern Sudan Air Connection
Leased from:Flex Air
Registration: 5Y-FLX
MSN: UC-65
First flight: 1989
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:45 km (28.1 mls) NW of Rumbek (   South Sudan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Wau Airport (WUU/HSWW), South Sudan
Destination airport:Rumbek Airport (RBX/HSMK), South Sudan
The Beech 1900 departed Wau (WUU) on a flight to Juba via Rumbek. The airplane was carrying a delegation of leaders from the (former rebel) Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). One of the passengers was Dominic Dim, southern Sudan's minister of defence. Near Rumbek both engines failed.
The aircraft crashed, killing all aboard.

» South Sudan defence minister killed in air crash (AFP, 2-5-2008)
» South Sudan declares three-day mourning for crash victims (SudanTribune, 3/5/2008)


photo of Beechcraft-1900C-D-CIRB
accident date: 02-05-2008
type: Beechcraft 1900C
registration: D-CIRB

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 Wau Airport to Rumbek Airport as the crow flies is 210 km (132 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Beech 1900

  • 695 built
  • 30th loss
  • 19th fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident
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 South Sudan
  • 3rd worst accident (at the time)
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