Khartoum plane crash kills several

Five people have been killed and 29 others injured as a Sudanese commercial airliner crashed on take-off from Khartoum, airport authorities said.

    The plane crashed as it took off from Khartoum airport

    "The plane aborted its take-off and crashed at the end of the runway," an airport official said on Thursday.

     

    "It had 34 people on board, of whom five died on the spot and the other 29 were injured, some of them seriously."

     

    All the passengers were Sudanese, the source said, adding that the plane was a Russian-made Antonov.

     

    Two Russians were among the crew of six, Aljazeera's correspondent Tahir al-Mardhi reported

     

    The plane, belonging to the private firm Marsland, which runs a domestic service, was due to fly from the capital to El-Obeid in central Sudan and on to El-Fasher in the troubled western region of Darfur.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


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