June 10, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — A Sudan Airways plane crashed this evening at Khartoum Airport. The Airbus was carrying 203 passengers and the 14 crewmen.
The Airbus veered off the runway as it landed in the airport, and then burst into flames. The airplane’s fuel caused the explosion of the crashed plane.
Around 103 passengers were killed following the incident. However, there are conflicting reports about the exact figure of the causalities.
The crashed plane had already tried to land at Khartoum Airport but due to the rains it had landed at Port Sudan and then resumed its flight to Khartoum.
The Airbus was coming from Damascus, Syria and Amman, Jordan.