Home | News    Wednesday 16 July 2003

Sudan aircrash kills Wirral charity worker

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Wirral Globe (UK)
July 16, 2003

A WIRRAL-born charity worker died when a Boeing 737 crashed in the Sudan last week.

In all, 116 passengers and crew perished in the tragedy on July 8. Just one person, a two-year-old boy, survived the impact.

Nick Meadows, 50, who was originally from Irby but had been living in Taos, New Mexico, was killed instantly when the plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Port Sudan airport.

The Sudan Airways flight had been heading towards the capital Khartoum but had only been travelling for three miles when the captain reported trouble, said the airline’s director Ismail Zumray.

A fire consumed the aircraft and such was the devastation that local authorities, following Muslim tradition, buried all the victims soon after in a mass grave.

Mr Meadows had been working in the Sudan as Oxfam’s emergency co-ordinator, a post he had held for the previous four months organising food and humanitarian aid to over 140,000 desperate Sudanese.

He was en-route to the capital, Khartoum, prior to taking a short well-earned rest in Egypt when the crash occurred.

Educated at Dawpool School in Thurstaston and Calday Grange Grammar School, he then went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, to study history, to Sussex University for a sociology MA, and finally began a PhD at Hull University where his links with the Sudan, and expertise in Third World agriculture and aid, began to develop.

His brother Andy told the Globe: "Nick was a totally committed aid worker for the Sudan and elsewhere in Africa."

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


2015 elections are not a priority for Sudanese 2014-07-23 04:35:55 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman July 22, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the news that reported the announcement of the National Elections Commission (NEC) that it had prepared the (...)

Bashir rests assured laden-burden on the Sudanese people’s shoulders 2014-07-14 06:09:16 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman July 13, 2014 - Omer al-Bashir believes that his continuing in power better protects him from tracking and prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He clings (...)

Lack of equity: A cause of many conflicts in Africa 2014-07-14 06:05:33 By Francis Ayul Yuar Nyok July 13, 2014 - It should be kept in mind that Africa crisis is not unique, more or less all the countries of the Sub-Sarah Africa are plague with acute poverty and in (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Memory, healing and transformation in South Sudan 2014-07-23 05:55:08 Memory, Healing and Transformation in South Sudan A Working Paper by David K. Deng July 2014 Contents Introduction 1 What is memorialization? 2 Timing 2 Risks 3 Principles 3 Integrity 3 (...)

South Sudan: Independence Day marred by ongoing war crimes and looming famine 2014-07-09 01:39:56 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 8 July 2014 South Sudan: Independence Day marred by ongoing war crimes and looming famine · Both sides to the conflict committing war crimes and crimes (...)

UN urged to probe alleged cover-ups and manipulations by its mission in Darfur 2014-06-26 05:40:52 Strengthen Peacekeeping Mission’s Rights Reporting, Civilian Protection (New York, June 25, 2014) – The United Nations secretary-general should investigate alleged cover-ups and manipulation of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.