NTSB Identification: WAS05RA013
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2005 in Zuria Mountains, Uganda
Aircraft: MIL Design Bureau Mi-172, registration:
Injuries: 13 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 30, 2005 about 1908 hours local time, a Republic of Ugandan owned and operated Mi-172 helicopter, call sign AF-615, collided with mountainous terrain in the Zuria Mountain range near the borders of Uganda and Sudan during cruise flight . The 3 flightcrew, 1 cabin crewmember, and 9 passengers, including Sudanese Vice President John Garang, were fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed and there was post crash fire. The departure point was Entebbe, Uganda (HUEN) and the destination was New Site, Uganda.

The investigation is being jointly conducted by the Ugandan and Sudanese governments.

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