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Sudan Plane Crash - 116 Feared Dead  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

SKY News is just reporting that a Sudanese airliner has crashed, with 116 on board. No further info, but more to follow.

34 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6566 times:

Beat me too it by 30 second. Here are a couple of links but not much information.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030708/ap_on_re_mi_ea/sudan_plane_crash&cid=540&ncid=716

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,91290,00.html



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5046 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

A 737.....

geez....... i hope not another unintended rudder movement or whatever else they've had problems with.


bruce



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6525 times:

737-200, taking off from Port Sudan, on the Red Sea Coast, en route to Khartoum.

JP shows only one 732 operated, ST-AFK, L/N 429, delivered 1975.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6482 times:

Although I know that more than 116 died today on US raods, I will pray for those lost, and their families, tonight.

And, Bruce, I also hopethe cause is not uncommanded rudder movement but is matters not to several thousand tonight.
 Crying
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User currently offlineNWCoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 689 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6398 times:

From what FoxNews.com said, there was only one survivor, a child. Sounds like NW 255 where only one child survived as well. Very odd how 116 people can die, and yet one person is stated to be in "good" condition.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6342 times:

Perhaps we might thank our respective deities that 1 survived? If true that will be great news. Telling many that there loved ones died would take the juice out of anyone, being able to tell someone that the child they love is alive, would be pure gold.


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineShenzhen From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 1710 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6294 times:

Doubt the rudder had much to do with it since the crash was reported to have happened on takeoff.

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6180 times:

Perhaps an engine failure? Sad news  Sad

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6155 times:

Most tragic  Sad

A child survived.

MSNBC



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6062 times:

Perhaps we might thank our respective deities that 1 survived? If true that will be great news. Telling many that there loved ones died would take the juice out of anyone, being able to tell someone that the child they love is alive, would be pure gold.

What about the child. He or she may have lost both his/her parents or even entire family in the crash. Either way (s)he will allways live with the trauma of not only a fiery crash but also of being the SOLE survivor. I don't know why I should thank god for such a crewl joke that he played on this child....


User currently offlineSrilankan_340 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6063 times:

Very sad indeed.

My thoughts are with the bereaved families.


Srilankan_340



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6028 times:

What were the nationalities onboard, any foreigners? here's the aircraft, may they all rest in peace-ameen.

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User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

And it was this palne who crashed according to airdisaster.com:
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=31532

Norwegian Broadcasting, NRK,(http://www.nrk.no) reports that Sudan Radio reports that it was a B737-200 and 105 passengers and 11 crewmembers are dead.
11 crew on a B737-200??


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5982 times:

the trauma of not only a fiery crash but also of being the SOLE survivor.


I don't know about you but i would thank my god for the rest of my life if i was the sole survivor of anything. Sure, loosing your family is hell but i would personally rather survive than die in a crash like that. The child will meet his/her family in due time. Everyone will.


User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5933 times:

From what FoxNews.com said, there was only one survivor, a child.

Belgian news reports that the child is 2 years old and indeed the only survivor.

Regards, SN-A330






I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5928 times:

Heisan67, airdisaster.com only stated that

A Sudan Airways Boeing 737-200 jetliner, identical to the aircraft which crashed on July 8, 2003, is seen in this January, 2003 photo.

It's not necessarily this registration but the same aircraft type


User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5925 times:

Belgian news also says that the 737-200 reported engine problems before he crashed and was on it's return to the airport. All this, shortly after take off.

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5856 times:

Sudan Airways had three 737-200s; their own ST-AFK, built in 1975 and 2 leased from Tunis Air TS-IOE and TS-IOF both in full colours and built in 1981. I think it's likely it was one of the Tunisian birds, as these are seen more often lately. Their own 'AFK is older and noisier and might be parked already. But again; only guessing, wait for official reports of the identity.


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineShenzhen From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 1710 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5848 times:

The plane's captain reported technical problems with the aircraft shortly before it crashed in a desolate area about five kilometres (three miles) away from Port Sudan airport, Sudanese radio said.

"The plane took off this morning. Minutes later the pilot contacted [airport officials] to say there were difficulties and that he would return to the airport in Port Sudan," Sudan's minister of state for aviation, Mohammed Hassan al-Bahi, told the station.

"The plane crashed while trying to land at the airport."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3053490.stm


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5705 times:
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It's always even more scary when you've seen the plane with your own eyes before. I saw TS-IOE at IST on Jan 2 this year, and took some night shots...

Konstantin



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5556 times:

That's very sad - 116 dead. May those who died rest in peace and their loved ones come to terms with their loss. It is a miracle that the child survived - he would certainly be thankful for that once he realizes that fact.

TrintoCan.



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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2072 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5440 times:

MEA-707 wrote:
Sudan Airways had three 737-200s; their own ST-AFK, built in 1975 and 2 leased from Tunis Air TS-IOE and TS-IOF both in full colours and built in 1981.
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Did they all have gravel-runway kits (at some time or currently)?



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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5263 times:

According to Agence France Press, there were 8 foreigners on board including 3 from India, 1 from Ethiopia, 1 from China, 1 from Emirates. Who were the other two?



User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5047 times:

There was one citizen of the U.A.E. the article says.. UAE=United Arab Emirates.
11 crew members on a 737-200????????
-UN



What now?
25 UN_B732 : And it must be pretty dense with 116 seats in a 732.
26 Captjetblast : How in the world can a child survive and be in "good condition" from such a fiery crash and subsequent fire?
27 Backfire : I think it's likely it was one of the Tunisian birds Nope. I've had confirmation that the crashed aircraft is ST-AFK, owned by Sudan Airways.
28 Wirraway : ABC News Australia Sudan's air defence chief among victims in plane crash The head of Sudan's air defence forces as well as at least seven foreigners
29 Dexter : The Austrian TV is reporting that the child had passed away too (at hospital?). Another terrible disaster... RIP
30 Post contains images RJ100 : Now it is reported that the child, a boy, survived but lost a leg... RJ100
31 RJ100 : @ Unique: There were also French people aboard. Regards, RJ100
32 Kaitak : The Sudanese government is also blaming the US for sanctions which resulted in a lack of spare parts. Sudan's regime is among those suspected of links
33 Captjetblast : As repported now. Sad.
34 IMissPiedmont : Flyboy36y, I truly cannot believe that you wrote what you did. My initial response was to tear you a new ***hole but then I realized the bitterness yo
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