Overloading, Airworthiness Cited in Juba Plane Crash – ChimpReports

Overloading, Airworthiness Cited in Juba Plane Crash

What remained of  four-engine turboprop aircraft Antonov-12b

Preliminary reports from the investigations into the cause of deadliest plane crash in South Sudan on Wednesday have cited overloading and inadequate airworthiness.

The Juba plane crash claimed everyone on board except one toddler.

The four-engine turboprop aircraft Antonov-12b, more about malady http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-b415a66fdf28e00c0bd8d1cd3f679fb1.php Serial Number 01347704 owned by a logistic company in South Sudan known as Allied Service Limited- Juba crashed shortly after taking off from Juba International Airport.

The office of the presidency says there were six crew members all foreign nationals five fromArmenia and one from Russia where the plane was manufactured.

All the crew members perished with passengers too although the government`s figure [18] has resulted into controversy.

The president`s spokesman, information pills http://curcumincapsules.art14london.com/wp-includes/class.wp-styles.php Mr. Ateny Wek told journalists that there were 12 passengers and 6 crew members yet the Red Cross team and that of ministry of Health retrieved 41 bodies.

Parallel investigations by the Russian organization- the Federal Air Transport Agency also known by the Russian acronym Rosaviatsiya and the plane manufacturer Antonov have partially produced two different causes.

An official from Rosaviatsiya who is not named told one of the agencies that the preface findings indicate that the An-12 with the current registration number EY406 that was manufactured in 1971 in the then Soviet Union “appeared to have been overloaded”.

Meanwhile the Antonov officials just like the South Sudan presidency have also claimed the aircraft operating the flight was not airworthy. No official report has yet been out.

ChimpReports reported on Thursday morning that a similar plane type (Antonov 12) owned by Juba Air Cargo on 27 June 2008 had a related incident in the then united Sudan that killed five people on the current South Sudan soil.

The plane which had taken off from Khartoum Airport en route to Juba crashed in the now Upper Nile capital Malakal when three engines failed in the flight due to thunderstorm.


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