SUDAN WATCH: Antonov cargo plane chartered by UNAMID crashed at Saraf Umra, nr El Fasher, N. Darfur, W. Sudan

Monday, July 06, 2009

Antonov cargo plane chartered by UNAMID crashed at Saraf Umra, nr El Fasher, N. Darfur, W. Sudan

KHARTOUM, July 6 (Xinhua) -- A Russian-made Antonov cargo plane crashed in the western Sudanese region of Darfur on Monday and a pilot was injured in the accident, a spokesman of the hybrid United Nations and African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping forces said.

Nureddin Mazani, a UNAMID spokesman, told Xinhua in Khartoum that the Antonov plane, belonging to a local airline company and chartered by the peacekeeping mission, crashed when landing at the area of Saraf Umra, about 250 kilometers from the city of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur.

Mazani said an investigation was underway to identify the causes of the accident.

Source: China View, 07 July 2009 - Pilot injured in cargo plane crash in Sudan's Darfur

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