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Six crew die in crash of Sudanese cargo plane


October 21, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – Six crew members of a Sudanese cargo plane have been killed when the aircraft crashed today in the desert near Sharjah airport in the United Arab Emirates.

The crashed Boeing 707 belongs to Azza Air Transport, a private Sudanese airliner.


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  • 21 October 2009 16:46, by spanner

    Let them(Araba) die such that thier number will reduce,who cares about those fuckin Arabs,only "IF" there were some of my fellow southreners among them then i will convey my condolences to the family members,but if not then to hell with ARABS,Dr John died under such act.

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    • 22 October 2009 09:55, by Pitia

      The disintegration of the plane in the air should be viewed only at safety point not on who died. And this should be a wake up call for Sudan governments to assess the wellbeing of aviation transport in general

      There is no doubt that we the southerners have a lot of differences with the northerners but a time we have some values in common. So please don’t be quick in forwarding remarks that can not favour any responsible person but rather create barrier. You have no idea how vulnerable family members the deceased might have left behind. I don’t practice Islam but never comment on people base on religion.

      I know at some stage we will detach from north however, this does not mean that we are going to stop them drinking from the White Nile nor close border with them.

      Take it easy


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    • 22 October 2009 11:54, by M.Cool.J

      Please my friend Spanner why should you forget that a Sudanese is a Sudanese regardless of race,religion colour,political parties or any other thing.We Sudaneses are one and we can’t wish one another death as I see from.

      What you should know is that our country is not yet divided so keep those destructive thoughts away young man.Make your visions long enough to have long term ideas based on our tommorow.Thanks

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      • 23 October 2009 08:05, by David Deng Makuei Nhial

        You are joking, thaugth you think the country is one we are already enemies to one other that’s why Khartoum sponsoring quite number of malitia to distublish South. Let God distublish them.

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  • 21 October 2009 16:47, by Gatwech

    May their souls rest in eternal peace.

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    • 21 October 2009 17:34, by Garang Arok

      Peace with the victims.

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  • 21 October 2009 18:29, by Time1

    This is the consequences of buying second hand planes from China and Russia. Just deal with it.

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    • 21 October 2009 19:28, by kumkan

      Might God please rest their soul in peace for they do not know what they were doing to your lovely Southerner. Robbing us out of our oil is what killing you one by one.

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  • 21 October 2009 20:17, by south sudan power

    this was a U.S made plane 707, not Russian or Chinese. However, they don’t fly those planes around US, they are too old to fly. this was the second commercial airplane made by US boeing.

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    • 21 October 2009 21:27, by MOSES MANDE

      So what!That is not important to me or any Southern Sudanese to know about that.
      Bashir is next in line.

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  • 22 October 2009 09:19, by Martin D Ajhak


    Bashiir is so much pre-occupied with training and equiping soldiers for the war with Southerners, but totally forgetting the safety of his fuckin Arab, Short live to the crews to who perished in the crash

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    • 22 October 2009 09:58, by Pitia

      The Government of South Sudan should understand that, to achieve total peace in the region, it should involve all resources from grass root level. The government need to liaise in some ways with public and tribal chiefs in order to be able to curb the strings of attack across various ethnic communities in the area.

      Despite irregularities in GoSS leadership especially with handling of tribal crisis across south Sudan domain, it deserves applaud for achieving some crucial outstanding issues in honour of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. We should all know that in every person or system based wickedness and good attributes, let us try as much as possible to judge this government only on positive note in order to give room for corrections. Well, it is obvious that this government is immature as it is still anaemic, no experiences, though there is good number of knowledgeable intellectuals.

      Make South Sudan a better place, a place where hatred is hated, an empire of love and peace. People in authority should learn that their effort is not measure on wisdom but instead on the impact on people. There is corruption, and mistrust among some figures in the government. But attempt to abandon such work ethics and focus on rebuilding the nation which is prone to failure. I am not being pessimistic; I love South Sudan and always hope for its prosperity or heyday.

      Let me assure you that the history of Southern Sudan will not be written especially about the origin of people. It is not important to try to campaign against another ethnic community inform of violence on a claim of origin. We are southerner and will remain as such. In the recent clash between Mundari and Dinka bor, it came to light that some people especially bor think that equatorians origin is not Sudan with exception of Zande. Let us not at any juncture make false claims on issues like these. Make South Sudan a better place. Let us learn from the mistakes and explore possibilities.

      The gap between other ethnic communities is widening at accelerating pace. The government at some point should not ignore these sign. If not critically address, this will be the cause of next conflict in South Sudan, hence we will drift Somali way. The most challenging and defying fate is the mindset of most Dinka, up to this stage some still have the dogma that they are going to rule Southern Sudan, they are better among other communities in the South and can always be listened to when they speak. Dinka Bor people preach this philosophy a lot. It is time to think logically and stop deceiving yourselves.

      As I said earlier that in every person or system lies good and bad attachments, up to this point the Dinka people still have opportunity to retreat, introspect on their internal orientations and acknowledge the importance and existence of other communities in South Sudan. Stop patronising dor (non dinka) people. We are all one and love to remain this way. I trust that the Government of South Sudan will make Southern Sudan a place of peace.

      Thanking you all


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      • 22 October 2009 14:01, by Dauson Gieth

        Mr Pitia,

        Although your message is misplaced under plane crash article, I sherish your ideas honestly. I equally believe we shall always be Southerners and all have value and equal in all aspects: Intellect, pride, strength etc. The only difference is that we speak different dialects; others, tall, others short, others with marks on their faces and others none. All these are representations of our diversities and we must accept Them

        However, i believe, the speculative allegation that Dinkas think they are better than others is baseless. May be just because some of them look tall, with marks on their faces, people draw conclusions like you have done. The Bor have just been victims of Dr. Garang’s leadership. Just because he comes from there, his outstanding achievements are misconstrued as a source of pride by outsiders, Dinkas inclussive

        Lets try to get closer to each other as much as posible and we will come to know that we are equally good people. Those who participated in the War from Anyanya I know very well that Southerners have always been equal in the eye of the enemy, earning success together as well as defeat. The SPLA is a testimony. I have never heard of an enemy Garrison reserved for Dinkas just because other tribes can’t face it. Never!!!

        The fabrication against this community is just an outsider’s view but that does not reflect any sense of reality

        You are one among the few Southerners who think positively. GoSS has short comings but their achievements are also visible, I totally agree with you

        Even the NRM of Uganda, that inherited an already built infrastructure never accomplished in 10 years what GoSS has done in 4 years (I know its a controversial view)

        its only when we recognize that there are challenges that even future leaders will not be under pressure to do A and B



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