Two Sudanese military planes collide, airport closed for several hours


Two military planes collide in Sudan. Photo/COURTESY
Two Sudanese military planes collide in Khartoum. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The transport planes were returning from training flights in the morning when the collision occurred.
  • Eight people were injured in the crash, which led to the closure of Khartoum International airport for a while. Flights were diverted to Port Sudan Airport.
  • The planes suffered severe damage but there were no casualties, the spokesman said.

Two Sudanese military planes collided while landing at Khartoum International Airport on Wednesday, forcing it to close for several hours, an airport spokesman said.

“The transport planes were returning from training flights in the morning when the collision occurred”, a military spokesman said.

The planes, one an Antonov 26 and the other an Antonov 32, suffered severe damage but there were no casualties, the spokesman said.

The Al-Sudan al-Youm news website says eight people were injured in the crash, which led to the closure of Khartoum International airport.

Civil Aviation spokesman, Abdel-Hafez Abdel-Rahim said that during the closure, international flights were diverted to Port Sudan Airport. It was later reopened.

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