2014-07-18 EP Aviation CASA 212 made forced landing after fuel exhaustion in Uganda


2014-07-18 EP Aviation CASA 212 made forced landing after fuel exhaustion in Uganda


Pilots were forced to make an emergency landing on a public road near Kiwawu village after both engines experienced a power loss apparently because of fuel starvation.

No person inside the aircraft was injured in the event.

The landing site was the main road between Kampala and Mityana about 25 km north of the departure airport at Entebbe. The aircraft came to rest in the middle of the asphalt road at a upsloping terrain.

On, or just before landing, the aircraft clipped power lines resulting in minor damage. During landing run, some larger vehicles had to pull up to the side but it is understood the no collision took place.

The CASA 212 was chartered on behalf of the US Armed Forces carrying US marines to southern Sudan.

On August 1st, the aircraft was dismantled and loaded on a trailer to be trucked into direction of Kampala/Entebbe. It finally left the spot on August 5th.[LINK]


Date: 2014-07-18 Time: 10:00
Location: Mityana area
Country: Uganda
Flight phase: ENR – Cruise, Descent, Holding
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: 
From: HUEN/EBB: Entebbe To: HSSJ/JUB: Juba Airport
Type: Military
Operator: US Air Force
Leased from: EP Aviation

Type: CASA 212 Aviocar
Registration: N604AR
Age a/c: 33,1 years
Constr. No.: 289


Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 7
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 27th safety occurence of the type (19 hul losses)
  • 7th safety occurence in country
  • 1st  safety occurence  of aircraft (msn)

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