Sudan plane crash kills 6


Sudan Plane Crash in Sharjah, kills 6

By Muin Abdul Majid

A Sudanese cargo plane crashed shortly after take-off from Sharjah airport on Wednesday October 21, 2009, killing six people on board, local media reported.

The Boeing 707 aircraft, bound for Sudan’s capital Khartoum, went down at about 3pm (7pm Malaysian time).

“Six crew members, all of whom were Sudanese, died when the plane caught fire soon after crashing,” Brig Humaid al Hudaidi, Sharjah Police director-general was quoted as saying by The National online edition.

An investigation team had been dispatched to the crash site, according to the daily.

Sharjah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It has easy access to Dubai.           (Bernama)

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