Home News Reviews Forums Shop

Sudanese Airliner Crashes, Killing 116

General discussion. Come introduce yourself. Talk about whataver you want!

Sudanese Airliner Crashes, Killing 116

Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:02 am

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A Sudanese airliner crashed shortly after taking off from an airport on the Red Sea coast early Tuesday, killing 105 passengers and 11 crew. Only a child survived, officials said.

The Sudan Airways Boeing 737 was starting an internal flight from Port Sudan to the capital Khartoum, 410 miles to the southwest, when its captain reported trouble, airline director Ismail Zumrawy told the official Sudan News Agency.

The plane crashed into an empty area about 3 1/2 miles from the airport.

Rescuers found a surviving child, whose age was not disclosed. The child was in good condition in a hospital, said Salah Ali Ahmed, a spokesman for the Red Sea provincial government.

Ahmed said the bodies of the dead had been burned, he said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but Ahmed ruled out bad weather.

Sudanese State Minister for Civil Aviation Mohammed Hassan el-Bahi said a team of experts would be sent to the scene to investigate the cause.

It is not yet known if there were foreigners on board.
User avatar
Plextor Fan(atic)
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby Spazmogen on Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:53 pm

The 3 year old boy survided the crash.

He lost a leg, but still survived.
e6400 Core 2 Duo @ 2.13ghz
GeForce 7600GT 256mb PCI-e
2gb DDR2 667mhz Patriot ram 1.8v in d/c
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 F10 BIOS
WD Caviar SE16 250GB SATA300 7200RPM 16MB Buffer
Samsung SATA2 80gb 7200rpm
Samsung SH-S182D 18x DVD burner
User avatar
CD-RW Player
Posts: 1472
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Woodstock, Ontario

Return to The Beer Garden

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2016 CDRLabs Inc.