Sudan Airways plane inferno kills 100 in Khartoum
SUDAN: Around 100 people burned to death when a Sudan Airways Airbus
caught fire after landing at Khartoum airport Tuesday, officials and
state television said.
Airport authorities said an engine caught fire, spreading to the
fuselage, whilst TV reports stated that the weather conditions at the
time of the landing were poor, with the capital hit by first a sandstorm
and then heavy showers.
"Preliminary reports indicate that about half the 203 passengers on
board are dead," a television presenter said.
At least 103 passengers and 10 of 11 crew survived, although an
unknown number of passengers left the crash scene without registering
with the authorities, said a civil aviation authority statement read out
The plane had just touched down from Amman via Damascus when the fire
broke out, the television said. Khartoum, Wednesday, AFP