NTSB Identification: DCA08RA053
Accident occurred Friday, May 02, 2008 in Rumbek, Sudan
Aircraft: Beech 1900C, registration:
Injuries: 20 Fatal.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.
On May 2, 2008, about 0710 UTC, 5Y-FLE, Beech 1900C, a chartered flight, operated by Flex Air of Nairobi, Kenya, experienced a loss of power in both engines, and crashed near Rumbek, Southern Sudan. The 2 flightcrew and 18 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed. There was fire. The departure point was Wau, Southern Sudan. The final destination of the flight was Juba, Southern Sudan with a stop at Rumbek.
The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Southern Sudan. A U.S. technical advisor has been assigned to assist the Government of Southern Sudan with their investigation.
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