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Sudanese military jet crashes, pilot dies after “successful mission” – army says

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December 19, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese military has announced that one of its MiG jet fighters crashed on Wednesday’s afternoon in the country’s southern region of North Kordofan, killing its pilot after he carried out a “successful” mission.

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FILE PHOTO - Photo of the site of the plane crash that killed 32 Sudanese government officials in October 2012. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

This is the third plane crash in the space of three months in Sudan, and the latest in the country’s long string of similar mishaps. An unmanned military aircraft crashed in the country’s capital Khartoum last week. A military Antonov plane crashed in the conflict-hit region of South Kordofan in October this year, killing 12 passengers on board.

A statement from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) said that plane crashed as a result of a “technical glitch” and after its pilot successfully carried out the mission assigned to him.

The statement added that the jet fighter crashed as it attempted to land in the airport of Al-Obaied, the provincial capital of North Kordofan State.

“The crash-landing in Al-Oabied led to the burning of the aircraft and martyrdom of its pilot First-Lieutenant Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed Ahmad who is renowned for his competency and executions of military tasks with great courage” the statement said.

However, an eye witness of the accident gave Sudan Tribune a different account of what happened. According to the source, who asked not to be named, the plane crash landed after minutes from taking off not during landing. He added that the fuselage crashed to pieces and that the pilot sustained severe injuries and died on the way to Al-Obaied hospital.

The witness said that the commander-in-chief of SAF’s fifth infantry division and North Kordofan governor arrived on the scene shortly after the crash. The army commander refused to comment to journalists on the reasons behind the accident and ordered to prevent any photo-taking.

Earlier this week, rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N), which has been fighting the government in the neighboring state of South Kordofan since last year, alleged that they downed an Antonov military plane while it was bombing their areas.

Last week, the New York-based Human Rights Watch accused Sudan’s air force of indiscriminate aerial bombing and other serious violations of international humanitarian law in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

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  • 20 December 2012 08:49, by Young Lotuko

    Great job SRF for downing those fuckers in the sky.

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    • 20 December 2012 09:40, by Aaban

      I’m here to save you from your ignorant, but don’t worried, I don’t hate what you said because I loved it when you exposed your ugly part of hiding obscene bad manners with behavior of deviances because you are not alone but the whole blasphemous Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya tribes of Hashimite attitude, I guess what kind of person should you have been if you are not that airhead person idiot.

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      • 20 December 2012 09:44, by Aaban

        Young lotoku I’m not talking to you. I just talking to this big mouth empty idiot down here by the name jalaby , he is still being silly and airhead idiot who is never born in this country, running his big smelling mouth after every article, shame on him, I believe he sold his soul to evil too since his family did it,

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    • 20 December 2012 11:21, by South Dengjok

      yeah,I like this amusing news,let these fucken plane crash and they will faced useless jalaba

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  • 20 December 2012 08:54, by Jalaby

    Well, do you believe me now?!
    Remember when Sudantribune brought that breaking news citing to the rebels of S Kordofan claiming of shooting down Antinov?
    I criticized Sudantribune for rushing and publishing that news as fact without any clear evidence or confirmation from an independent source!

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    • 20 December 2012 08:56, by Jalaby

      As I said before, this Russian warplane probably went down due to engine failure as usual and some one saw the accident and told the rebels and the rebels immediately claimed falsely shooting it down!

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      • 20 December 2012 09:02, by Jalaby

        Russian warplanes (except MIG29 and above) are known to have bad technology and design and should be eliminated from SAF otherwise it will continue killing our priceless!
        For safety issue, Antonov civilan planes are not allowed to fly in western Europe sky let alone using them in western Europe!
        You should always trust my words!

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        • 20 December 2012 09:20, by zulu

          Jalaby, Yesterday, 24 died as a result of vehicular crushes. This is not the first time as Deadly road accidents, often involving buses, are relatively common in Sudan, where driving skills are poor.
          Is it that you also have unqualified pilots?

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          • 20 December 2012 09:46, by Aaban

            I’m here to save you from your ignorant, but don’t worried, I don’t hate what you said because I loved it when you exposed your ugly part of hiding obscene bad manners with behavior of deviances because you are not alone but the whole blasphemous Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya tribes of Hashimite attitude, I guess what kind of person should you have been if you are not that airhead person,

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        • 20 December 2012 09:40, by Green is beautiful

          Jalaby,
          the innocent people you fake arab are killing in s.kordufan and blue nile Made God to punish you through that way.so any plane coming to bomb innocent people will just be gundown.However, what made your division commandar and devil governor Aruon to prevent the journalist not to take pictures?crash is crash.

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          • 20 December 2012 10:26, by master

            green
            suppose what happened panish of god
            what you call what happening now in slagther of south sudan?
            Clown !!

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            • 20 December 2012 10:39, by Green is beautiful

              Master,
              You just fake arab hopeless,crazy and shamfull to sudanese people you know what i meant by sudanese people

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        • 20 December 2012 11:09, by mohamed mahgoub

          J. Look like u r confused we downed an antinov which different from the doomed MG29 ,u excused anyway too many blows hammering over ur empty head lool

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        • 20 December 2012 12:23, by Makunon

          Jalaby
          Who believe in your dirty propaganda and thugs NCP. Militant does not concede defeat believe me you may not have military background to understand military reports.NCP did it several times during the wars with SPLA. Even overran towns yet they called it tactical withdrawals. That plane is confirmed shut down by NCP themselves. NCP is losing the war.

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        • 20 December 2012 16:25, by Peacocktail

          Why don’t SAF accepted the defeat, the SPLA-N are powerful and gain enough Anti aircraft to deals with Russian crews and planes. Sudanese pilots are no longer accept to kill theirs brothers and sisters in troubled regions on useless gains. That is why many coup attempts occurs in Khartuom, No one is happy with Sudan crisis internally and regional. Well done SPLA-N for acheiving the focus of downig

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        • 20 December 2012 22:48, by ANYANYA1

          SPLA-North Oyeee, that is great job.

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        • 21 December 2012 03:47, by mogokafi

          Jalaby, you are full of it. This is the second aircraft down by SPLMN this week. The antonov got shoot down on Monday and mig-23 on wednesday. you jalabs never tell the truth. you will hear the detail from comrade Arnu shortly. SPLMN Owyeee......SFR Owyeeee..........

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      • 20 December 2012 09:39, by Aaban

        I’m here to save you from your ignorant, but don’t worried, I don’t hate what you said because I loved it when you exposed your ugly part of hiding obscene bad manners with behavior of deviances because you are not alone but the whole blasphemous Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya tribes of Hashimite attitude, I guess what kind of person should you have been if you are not that airhead person idiot

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      • 20 December 2012 13:29, by South South

        Jalaby,
        What I know about you is that you are mentally unstable and that why you write all these meaningless things, but today you are lying about the plane. It was shot down by Almighty SPLA/N. Don’t be a lair like Northern Sudanese.

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    • 20 December 2012 09:07, by zulu

      Jalaba
      Indeed, you are a foolish boy. Just where in the world is the correlation between this news and the antonov incident?
      I for one, do not believe any version from the sudanese liars like you. I believe, the plane had been shot resulting in the damage that caused it to disintegrate

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    • 20 December 2012 09:45, by Aaban

      I’m here to save you from your ignorant, but don’t worried, I don’t hate what you said because I loved it when you exposed your ugly part of hiding obscene bad manners with behavior of deviances because you are not alone but the whole blasphemous Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya tribes of Hashimite attitude, I guess what kind of person should you have been if you are not that airhead person,

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  • 20 December 2012 09:01, by mohamed mahgoub

    This successful mission is bombing & killing inocent women & children of course,they don’t need to incriminate this unfortunate young pilot with such acrime he is already dead,we need to tell the truth" just say crash during taking off & pray for his poor soul may his God forgive him,I’m counting dear N Sudanese lool

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  • 20 December 2012 09:08, by pabaak

    The jets crashed,Antonov shut down and the drone crashed, another airplane bombed its own military convey, these are only within last than a month, coupled with the multiple coup within the same system. The regime is certainly on way to collapse, which means distinction of one era and emergence of another era in Sudan, we wouldn’t surprise that SPLM-N is near to complete what Dr. John Garang been

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    • 20 December 2012 09:18, by pabaak

      pioneering for, the New Sudan vision. so there is no point here for South Sudan government to waste money and time for endless meeting of border and oil flow into north at this time. instead of concentrating on doing their owns without involving this regime already on ways to collapsing, this is not be good especially when new system come in Sudan and find us we already have agreement with them

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      • 20 December 2012 09:29, by pabaak

        ,they will consider us as we stab them at the back when they were fighting the common enemy for all of us. we don’t need to part of their crime against their own people, because by allowing oil flow again in North, this could be source of earning dollars badly needed to finance their scratch earth campaign in all marginalizes areas, so open flow of oil again bring bad than good

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        • 20 December 2012 15:20, by Edward Marshall

          Oh!AFTER ASUCCESSFUL MISSION? And the result is going to meet chief mohammed in ziena? If the road to ziena is in norhteren,and southeren kordofan.Am scared you black shit arabs will never reach..your trip.Those pple you are killing in Nuba mt,Darfur,Blue nile are our real sudanese brothers.Being amuslim or chriatian we are de native pple of sudan.Any move or any mission will end up in fire gud jo

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