Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Plane crashes in Sudan killing 100

A Sudan airways plane has crashed and burst into flames killing up to 100 people at Khartoum airport. The aircraft was carrying 203 people plus 14 crew and exploded as it came into land overshooting the runway. Most were believed to be Sudanese nationals. John Ukec, the Sudanese Ambassador to the US, said it was unclear what the cause of the crash was. The plane came into land in bad weather which may have been contributory cause. According to some reports 13 of the 14 crew survived the disaster [CNN]. Earlier today a light aircraft also crashed in Kenya killing four including a Cabinet minister and an assistant minister [CNN].

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