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  • Writer's pictureAvaitors Maldives

South Sudan Supreme Airline crash that killed 10 last Tuesday had a fake registration

A South Sudan Supreme Airlines aircraft with the registration HK-4274, which was performing a charter flight from Pieri to Yuai, South Sudan with 8 passengers and 2 crew, crashed shortly after takeoff last Tuesday.

Juba Airport confirmed that aircraft with the registration HK-4274 never returned to the airport. Jonglei State's Governor too confirmed that the aircraft with the tail number HK-4274 crashed after takeoff.

Following the crash, it was revealed that the accident aircraft was a Let L-410UVP with a fake registration. South Sudan Supreme airline previously used a fake Burundi registration which had been flagged earlier. Before this, the airline used this aircraft with a fake Gabonese registration TR-KSS.

According to the Russian database the airline had acquired an L410 tail number 5Y-DAD (MSN 902436) by the end of 2014. The livery of 5Y-DAD entirely matched that of TR-KSS except for the tail number. The livery of the crashed aircraft also matches the paint scheme from previous pictures of TR-KSS.

Following the accident, South Sudan's president has grounded South Sudan Supreme Airlines with immediate effect on 02nd March 2021.



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