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SUDAN PLANE KILLS 100 AT KHARTOUM AIRPORT ON TUESDAY

Sudan plane crash kills 100

Story by REUTERS and AGENCIES
Publication Date: 6/11/2008

KHARTOUM

A Sudanese airliner burst into flames after careering off the runway on landing at Khartoum airport on Tuesday, killing 100 passengers.

Video images from the scene showed film of the aircraft ablaze in the darkness while emergency workers played water hoses on the burning fuselage. It said the plane had been carrying about 200 passengers.

A source at Khartoum airport said the plane was a Sudan Airways flight coming from Syria and Jordan.

“It was landing at the airport and came off the runway,” the source told Reuters.

The emergency escape chutes could be seen deployed at the side of the aircraft. Ambulances arrived on the scene. The blaze appeared to be consuming the fuselage and cockpit area.

At the time of the landing visibility in the Sudanese capital was restricting visibility.

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