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7 killed following crash of Cargo plane near Sudan’s Malakal


June 27, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — A Sudanese cargo plane crashed today near the capital of Upper Nile state, Malakal, killed seven of the crew member. The plane was flying from Khartoum to Juba.

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An Antonov An-12 of Juba Air Cargo Co viewed at Khartoum Airport in 2004 (photo by Juba Cargo)

The Antonov An-12 was charted by Juba Air Cargo Co., a Sudanese firm established in 1996 engaged in carriage and air transport of cargo to southern Sudan, and Juba particularly. The company works for the UN agencies and NGOs.

The plane took off at 5:55 am from Khartoum airport en route to Juba, and crashed after one hour and 10 minutes. The control tower lost contact with the cargo after it was informed about the crash by the sole survivor crew, Mohamed Hamza.

The cause of the crash is not clear but Hamza said a thunderstorm hit the Antonov twice before its collapse.

There are two Sudanese among the victims of the crash, and four Ukrainian and one Armenian. The bodies of the dead crew were transported to Khartoum morgue, the civilian aviation authority announced today.

This crash is the third in Sudan since last May.

On June 10, a Sudan Airways A310 carrying 214 people burst into flames after landing at Khartoum international airport, killing at least 30 people.

While on May 2 south Sudan’s defence minister and an adviser of the president of southern Sudan government were killed in a plane crash along with 22 other people.


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  • 28 June 2008 01:54, by Bolmany @artsch

    this sickness call plane crash need immediate solution. this is a time to inspect all those planes which now still not affected by this pandemic diseas.when are you gonna take action about the plane crashes in Sudan.

    Please, keep buying millitary equiment aside and work for the safety of public transport in stead!.

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    • 28 June 2008 07:30, by Deng John Ajang

      How can a known sickness kill? don’t you take example from our late Hero Dr.John Garang and other recent senior officials.Take the planes which have seen better days to where they were manufactured for repair in order to over come the issue of crash. This statement goes to the president and his vice plus other oficials because air is your special mean of transport.

      May H:E the creator of Heaven and Earth take their souls to Paradise.Those of you who tells others to step down tell the planes to stop crashing.People are cursed because of one person and blessed because of one person.Sorry for the Ukrainians and Americans,death is every where and nobody on Earth should escape it.

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      • 28 June 2008 13:01, by Timdor

        It is very unfortunate for those who lost their lives in the plane crash but at least those are Arabs who died.

        It is reducing their population as they wish southerners to continuing dying from Plane crash!

        By Timdor

        View online : 7 killed following crash of cargo plane near Sudan’s Malakal

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        • 29 June 2008 13:25, by deng ngang

          It is with deep sorrow that I register my condolences to the bereaved families of the lates. I have to tell Mr. Timdor that it doesn’t matter which part of sudan they come from what matters is their identities as fellow countrymen. I am here to challenge the aviation departments and their associates on rampant number of plane crash due to mechanical failure. It is their ignorance and it has no excuse to give them amnesty. they should face the court of law. I would also ask the government to sack all staff involved and recruit more qualified personel otherwise it would worsen.

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  • 30 June 2008 05:53, by Henry Makuei

    I read the news late but that will not prevent me from sending the message of condolencies to the Sudanese, Ukrainian and American for the death of their beloved once, and also to the parents, relatives and friends. it is really sad to lost one person leave alone 6 people thanks be to God for survivng Mohamed Hamza in the atrocity’s crash. I would like to post some questions to the Sudanese authority, is the plane crash a killer deases that has know cure like AIDS? if so did the authority claim campaign against such monster? or is it the way of reducing country population for economic reasons? please dear presidency this is a easy deases to be cured, apply safety measurse and thinks will work better. please work hard to stop this killer because it is not killing enemies but kills any one in the air. Iam soory for this incident and may God bless the deceased and put them into eternal life.

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  • 1 July 2008 07:04, by Ajuong Ayany De puorgook

    Sudan must stop the puchase of Russian planes .They will finish our citizens.
    Russians are using Sudan as a dump site for thier planes

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