Five killed in Sudanese military plane crash


A Sudanese military plane crashed in the central city of El-Obeid on Saturday, killing five people, the army said.

A military statement blamed a technical failure in the Antonov plane, which had been trying to land in El-Obeid.

Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Brigadier, Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami, said in a brief statement that the military An-26 crashed while landing in El Obied airport due to a technical problem.
“All the crew members including three officers and two soldiers were killed in the accident,” said the statement.

At the time, Sudan’s armed forces said it would investigate the crash, which happened after completing a military operation in South Kordofan State where the army is fighting the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement -North (SPLM-N).

In August 2012 32 people, including senior military and government figures, were killed when an An-26 crashed into a mountain while trying to land.