Plane crashes in Khartoum
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The jetliner is said to have careened off of the runway in the process of landing. The Sudanese head of police, Mohammad Najib, cited a crash landing due to bad weather as the cause of the accident. Najib said that the plane split in two and burst into flames.
The plane was carrying approximately 203 passengers and 14 crew from Amman, Jordan. Sudanese officials have said it was a Sudan Airways flight (SD 109) from the Jordanian capital Amman via Damascus, Syria. It had previously been diverted to Port Sudan due to heavy rain in Khartoum.
- Associated Press. "Plane crashes in Sudan, 200 people believed aboard" — , June 10, 2008
- Mohamed Osman. "Plane Bursts Into Flames in Sudan; 100 Feared Dead" — , June 10, 2008
- Associated Press. "100 dead in Khartoum plane crash" — , June 10, 2008
- "'Many dead' in Sudan jet inferno" — , June 10, 2008