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Título: Crash: South Sudan Supreme L410 crashed on takeoff
Enviado por: TAP153 em 04 de Março 2021, 15:35:19
Crash: South Sudan Supreme L410 at Pieri on Mar 2nd 2021, crashed on takeoff

By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Mar 2nd 2021 21:07Z, last updated Thursday, Mar 4th 2021 10:28Z
A South Sudan Supreme Airlines Let L-410, fake registration HK-4274 performing a charter flight from Pieri to Yuai (South Sudan) with 8 passengers and 2 crew, crashed shortly after takeoff from Pieri at 17:05L (15:05Z). All on board perished in the crash.

The owner of South Sudan Supreme Airlines (former South Supreme Airlines) confirmed they had an aircraft out which has not returned to the home base Juba so far.

Jonglei State's Governor confirmed the aircraft with tail number HK-4274 crashed at Pieri Airstrip in Jonglei State of South Sudan at 17:05L (see letter below).

A South Sudan Opposition Leader said, the aircraft with the tail number HK-4274 crashed shortly after takeoff killed all on board (editorial note: apart from the fact, that the registration would point to a Colombian Aircraft absolutely nothing can be found with the tail number).

Juba Airport confirmed the aircraft registration HK-4274 had departed for Pieri earlier the day but had not returned to Juba. The aircraft belongs to South Sudan Supreme Airline and was a very new acquisition of the airline, hence had not been re-registered yet. On Mar 3rd 2021 the airport confirmed the aircraft in question was a Let L-410.

South Sudan Supreme Airlines is known to operate Antonov AN-26s and Let L-410s. Pieri Airstrip features an unpaved runway and is capable of accomodating both AN26s and L410s.

On Mar 3rd 2021 The Aviation Herald received information, that the accident aircraft was a Let L-410UVP with a fake registration, the previous Burundi fake registration of which had been flagged. Before the Burundi fake registration the airline had used the aircraft since 2019 also with the fake Gabonese registration TR-KSS - the aircraft had been photographed with this registration in Juba on Jan 1st 2019. TR-KSS had not been photographed prior to 2019 however. According to Russian dabases the airline had acquired a L410 tail number 5Y-DAD (MSN 902436) by the end of 2014, which subsequently was photographed several times until late 2017, however, no photographs of 5Y-DAD surfaced after 2017 (the paint scheme of 5Y-DAD entirely matched TR-KSS except for the tail number. It appears the paint scheme of the wreckage also matches the paint scheme on past photos of TR-KSS and 5Y-DAD).

On Mar 4th 2021 it became known that South Sudan's president has grounded South Sudan Supreme Airlines with immediate effect on Mar 2nd 2021.