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A Sudanese Antonov 26 aircraft was destroyed PDF Print E-mail
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Date: 19 AUG 2012
Time: ca 08:00
Type: Antonov 26-100
Operator: Alfa Airlines
Registration: ST-ARL ?
C/n / msn: 2606 ?
First flight:  
Crew: Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total: Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Written off
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: near Talodi (Sudan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature: Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport: Talodi, Sudan
Narrative:
A Sudanese Antonov 26 aircraft was destroyed in an accident near Talodi, Sudan. All 32 on board were killed.
The airplane carried Sudanese government officials to attend a function marking the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. The victims included Ghazi al-Sadiq, the head of the Ministry of Guidance and Endowments and Issa Deif Allah, the state Minister for the Environment.
The airplane flew into the side of a mountain while on approach to Talodi. Visibility was limited due to a dust storm.

The registration ST-ARL has been reported by several sources, but has not yet been confirmed by authorities. Alfa Airlines managers were quoted by media saying the plane was about 35 years old. ST-ARL was built in 1974, thus being 38 years old.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 September 2012 )