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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.