Cargo plane crashes near Khartoum; at least four dead
Monday, June 30, 2008
"The plane crashed in an empty area about one or two kilometres from the airport," according to an anonymous witness, who went on to say "Parts of the plane are lying everywhere. There are huge patches of dark engine oil." The plane belonged to local firm Ababiel and was headed to Southern Sudan capital Juba.
The plane is reported to have caught fire and exploded after the crash at 8:00 am.
The crash is the fourth major air crash this year in Sudan, and the second within a week. On Friday acrash killed seven. Earlier, 27 were killed in another crash including two Southern Sudanese ministers, and at Khartoum International, with at least 30 dead. Sudan Airways were grounded over unrelated safety failings.
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