JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2242 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
A cargo plane, presumably of Russian origin, has crashed following a flight from Sharjah to Khartoum. It appears to have been an aid flight. Seven aboard have perished as the pilots tried to swerve the aircraft away from residential area before impact.
BuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
The plane, coming from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and probably carrying aid, was due to land in Khartoum before heading on to Nyala in South Darfur state, he said. It belonged to a private Sudanese company called Air West [...]
IL76TD From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
They were a fantastic crew professionally and socially, all of us here are very sad for the loss of them.
For the record, they actually got the plane on the ground fine with only one engine, however the area that they though was flat was actually filled with large holes excavated for mud huts. The plane fell into and popped out of several of those, breaking it apart.