Tuesday 2 April 2024

Boeing 727 freighter breaks in two after hitting an MD82.

A Safe Air Boeing 727-200F traveling from Juba Airport (JUB/HJJJ) to Malakal Airport (MAK/HJMK) has run off the side of the runway while landing at Malakal Airport, South Sudan, where its undercarriage collapsed. It then collided with a disabled MD-82 of African Express, which had been stuck there for over a month.
The 727 then came to rest and broke into two parts.  

On Friday the 9th of February a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident at Malakal Airport (MAK/HJMK), South Sudan. There were no injuries.
Preliminary information indicates that the airplane landed short of runway 04.  The main gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest on its belly.

In a statement on Sunday, Bol Mijok Lual, the acting airport general manager said, “A large cargo plane landed and crashed at our airport at 11 a.m. This plane landed a few meters outside the runway, causing its tyres to burst and turn inside out. As a result, the plane lost control and hit a plane that had previously crashed.”

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Safe Air Company
Code: N/A
Aircraft: Boeing 727-209(F)
Registration: 5Y-IRE
Serial Number: 21931
Engines: 3 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D
First Flew: September 1979
Age: 44 Years

Aircraft Information:
Airline: African Express 
Code: XU/AXK
Aircraft: Mc Donnell Douglas MD-82
Registration: 5Y-AXL
Serial Number: 49204
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217A/C
First Flew: December 1984
Age: 39 Years

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