Fly Africa L410 at Juba on Jan 27th 2023, forced landing after takeoff

Last Update: January 27, 2023 / 19:06:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 27, 2023

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
EY-473

Aircraft Type
Let L-410 Turbolet

ICAO Type Designator
L410

A Fly Air Africa Aviation Let L-410, registration EY-473 performing a flight from from Juba to Lankien (South Sudan) with three passengers and 2 crew, was departing Juba's runway 31 when the aircraft needed to perform a forced gear up landing on an open field about 2nm westnorthwest of the aerodrome in the surbub Hai Referendum. The 5 occupants exited the aircraft with minor if any injuries.

The airline identifies EY-473 as their own via their Facebook profile.

The airport reported the "crash" is true, the plane belongs to Fly Air Africa Aviation. All 5 occupants remained uninjured, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. An investigation is underway. The airport subsequently added, that the aircraft developed a mechanical problem and landed near a swampy place.

Another crash had happened in Hai Referendum in 2020, see Crash: South West Aviation AN26 at Juba on Aug 22nd 2020, lost height after departure.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 27, 2023

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
EY-473

Aircraft Type
Let L-410 Turbolet

ICAO Type Designator
L410

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