Date & Time: Jul 8, 2003 at 0417 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Port Sudan - Khartoum
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft departed Port Sudan Airport at 0407LT on a schedule service to Khartoum with 105 passengers and 11 crew members on board. During climbout, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and was cleared to return for an emergency landing on runway 33. On final approach in limited visibility, the aircraft struck the ground and crashed about 5 km from the runway threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces. A boy aged two was injured while 116 other occupants were killed, among them eight EU citizens and one high ranking officer of the Sudan Army.
Failure of one engine during initial climb for unknown reasons.