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Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:46 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19310609

Sad news with approximately 30 people on board, including reportedly Sudan's Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments, Ghazi al-Sadiq Abdel Rahim. No word on airline/aircraft type but hopefully there'll be lots of survivors.
 
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RE: Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:35 am

Quoting Phen (Thread starter):
hopefully there'll be lots of survivors.

According to avherald there are no survivors...  
Quoting Phen (Thread starter):
No word on airline/aircraft type

Some more information here, but still not confirmed:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=454807ea&opt=0

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RE: Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:47 am

From Alarabya News site

Cabinet minister among 31 dead in Sudan plane crash
Sunday, 19 August 2012
By Al Arabiya with Agencies

A Sudanese minister and 30 other people were killed when their plane crashed Sunday on the way to Sudan’s war-torn South Kordofan state for a function marking the Muslim Eid holiday.
Al Arabiya’s correspondent in Sudan said the plane was carrying Guidance and Endowments Minister Ghazi al-Sadeq.

“All people on board were killed,” Abdelhafiz Abdelrahim, spokesman for the Sudan Aviation Authority, told AFP, which reported along with other news agencies that 31 people were on the flight.

read more:
http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/08/19/233070.html

RIP plane crash victims

    
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RE: Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:18 pm

As sad as this sounds, and granted, these are aviation-related deaths; but 30+/- people killed is a very small number of casualties compared to all those who have been killed in Darfur through the means of genocide. Let's not take our eyes off the big picture happening in Sudan as we discuss what may seemingly be a tragic plane crash. As of yet, fundamental key aviation-forum discussion pieces,such as aircraft type, reg., etc. have not been discussed on this thread, but yet the purpose of the trip is already being discussed. These are extremely important topics to cover in a forum such as this. So for the record, what kind of plane was it?
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RE: Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:28 pm

Apparently that airline has only a handful of aircraft and manages to crash one every two years since 2008...

From avherald :

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An Alfa Airlines Sudan Antonov 24 or Antonov 26 on behalf of Sudan's Government, charter flight from Khartoum to Talodi (Sudan) with 26 passengers and 5 crew, has crashed into a slope of the Nuba mountains south of Talodi at about 08:00L (05:00Z) during a dust storm. All occupants perished in the impact.

Sudan's Government said, the aircraft carried a delegation of 26 including Sudanese Ministers to Talodi in the south of the country for a celebration. The crash of the aircraft was not result of military activity. All on board perished, the bodies are charred. Sudan's President will follow up with a detailed statement.

Sudan's Army confirmed an Alfa Airlines Aircraft was involved in the crash without mentioning further details of the aircraft. Two Ministers were on board of the aircraft.

Local Television reported the aircraft went around on its first attempt to land in Talodi due to weather but did not manage to climb above the terrain during the go-around.

Sudan's Civil Aviation Authority reported at the time of the crash visibility was substantially reduced due to a dust and dirt storm in the area. Three ministers (Guidance/Endowment, Tourism and Education) were on board of the Antonov airliner. An investigation has been opened.
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RE: Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:35 pm

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20120819-0

This link suggests Alfa Airlines AN24/26.

The cause seems to be CFIT/weather.

However, it is very early to draw conclusions.

Therefore some caution is needed.

http://uk.ask.com/wiki/2012_Alfa_Airlines_Antonov_An-24_crash

I know it is Wiki, but it seems to be in line with what is known.
 
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RE: Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:55 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 4):
Apparently that airline has only a handful of aircraft and manages to crash one every two years since 2008...

The AV Herald article also mentions that this airline had 3 different names- Ababeel Aviation, Tarco Airlines, and now Alfa Airlines Sudan. It seems like they change after every accident.    
 
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RE: Plane Crash In Central Sudan

Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:35 pm

AV Herald said today that Sudan's CAA confirmed an AN-26 as the crashed aircraft.

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