Sudan 04 640South Sudan Let 410 crash

On 2 March 2021, a South Sudan Supreme Airlines Let 410, with fake registration HK-4274, performing a South Sudanese domestic charter flight from Pieri to Yuai, with eight passengers and two crew, crashed shortly after take-off from Pieri. All onboard perished in the crash.

Regarding its identity, the previous Burundi fake registration had been flagged as before that the airline had used the aircraft since 2019, also with the fake Gabonese registration TR-KSS. It had been photographed with this registration at Juba on 1 January 2019.

TR-KSS had not been photographed prior to 2019, however. According to Russian databases the airline had acquired a Let 410 with registration 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.

To be continued...

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