10-Jan-21 SSAF-104 Mil Mi-17 Cueibet, South Sudan

Landing accident, likely caused by brown-out. Tail boom sliced by main rotor disc.

Helicopter was arriving from Juba, and was carrying the body of the late hon. Gabriel Matur Malek.  Entourage included General Garang Mabil, General Majak Arol and Brigadier Mamer Ayom.  The latter is quoted saying “When it reached Cueibet town, there is a football field and a girls’ school, then very big dust came and that was the cause of the crash.”

11 injured of 17 POB.  Various sources are quoting different numbers of total POB.  One says 13, which may be number of passengers, excluding crew.

Photo from this source


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Date
January 10, 2021
Reg
SSAF-104
Make
Mil
Model
Mi-17
MSN
TBA
Location
Cueibet
Country
South Sudan
CivilMilitary
Military
Link 1
https://eyeradio.org/army-general-survives-plane-crash/
Link 2
https://twitter.com/ajang_agoth/status/1348346119324114955
Link 3
https://paanluelwel.com/2021/01/10/gen-garang-mabil-survives-plane-crash-in-chueibet-former-gok-state/

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