2015-11-10 UN HS 748 Andover crashed after takeoff at Malakal South Sudan

2015-11-10 UN HS 748 Andover crashed after takeoff at Malakal South Sudan

2015-11-10 UN HS 748 Andover crashed after takeoff at Malakal South Sudan


Shortly after take-off the HS-748 turbopro aircraft impacted ground near Malakal Airport, South Sudan. It is understood that all on board survived the accident.

Moments after getting airborne at Malakal Airport the aircraft  began to loose height. It crashed about 2 kilometers from the airport, caught fire and ended in a swampy field close to the River Nile.

A ll four crewmembers survived and were rescued from the burning wreckage and taken to hospital.

The aircraft was owned and operated by West Wind Aviation of Canada on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

At the time of the accident it was on a positioning flight after food and other supplies were offloaded at Malakal.


Date: 2015-11-10 Time: 00:00
Location: HSSM MAK Malakal
Country: Sudan
Flight phase: ICL – Airborne – 1.000 ft AGL
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.:
From: HSSM/MAK: Malakal To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Hawker HS-748 Andover
Operator: West Wind Aviation / United Nations

Type: BAe HS-748 Andover
Registration: TL-AEW
Age a/c: 49.4 years
Constr. No.: SET13

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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 4
Fatalities 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 7th safety occurence for the operator
  • 62th safety occurence of type (HS 748)
  • 2nd safety occurence at Malakal, S. Sudan
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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