Home | News    Monday 20 October 2003

Families of victims of Sudan Air plane crash criticises civil aviation and social welfare

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Geer Tor Tong, Khartoum Monitor

KHARTOUM, Oct. 20, 2003 —The committee representing the families of those who died during the crash of Sudan Airways Boeing 737 aircraft in august this year has demanded that the committee investigating the crash be dissolved and replaced by a new national committee.

The families representatives committee has called upon the President of the Republic and the Minister of aviation to constitute a new committee to carry out the investigation.
Mr. Mohammed Yassin representing the families of the victims said, "We request Mr. President and the Minister of Civil Aviation through the press to form a new investigation committee."

Mr. Yassin who was speaking at a press conference on October 18th , at Al Sharia Al Siyasi Newspaper said, his committee holds the Civil Aviation and Sudan Airways responsible for the crash. He termed them to be, "the original parties" to the accident.

Mr. Mohammed Yassin criticized the Social Welfare ministry for its very slow action and for forming an ineffective committee after the expiration of 95 days following the crash which left 116 passengers and crew dead.

Mr. Yassin declared, "we possess vital information which is not even known to Sudan Airways authorities and we are keeping the information to use at the right time."
Regarding the financial compensation for the families of the victims, Mr. Yassin said that the State has to take care of the compensation and ignore the moral side of the loss of lives.

However, he said, "we will not accept any compensation less than what has been stipulated in the 1952 Warsaw Accord which is US$.75,000 [Seventy five thousand United states dollars] for each victim.".

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


The theory of African president and prime minister, working together 2014-11-22 05:32:12 By Steve Paterno November 21, 2014 - Africa is notoriously known for political instability, stemming in most cases, over power struggle among the ruling elites. Often times, the best and quick (...)

The UNAMID internal report on mass rape in Tabit. 2014-11-21 06:09:21 What UNAMID really said about their investigation of mass sexual assaults on Tabit: The internal report on what investigators found By Eric Reeves November 20, 2014 - On November 12, 2014 (...)

Bullying Darfur 2014-11-13 18:13:39 By Namaa Al-Mahdi November 13, 2014 - “We broke their backs in Abu Karshola, I doubt they have recovered since,” said a prominent Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) member about their counter attack on (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.