UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — An-12 military aircraft crashed in the province of West Darfur in Sudan, Al-Arabiya television channel reported on Thursday evening.
The plane crashed immediately after takeoff five kilometers from the airport of El Geneina.
According to the channel, there were 15 people on board: the crew and “local officials.” They all died. The Government of Sudan has so far confirmed the deaths of 11 people.
According to media reports, among the passengers were three representatives of the local judiciary and an employee of the World Food Organization.
قبل قليل | سقوط طائرة عسكرية انتنوف (12) متحركة من الجنينة للخرطوم شرق مطار الشهيد صبيرة بمنطقة كرك ومصرع جميع مافيها ،على متنها العميد قائد الطائرة وثلاثة قضاة من زالنجي وموظف من منظمة wfp و15مواطن
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