Zalingei Tarco Airlines Antonov An-24 crash

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Zalingei Tarco Airlines Antonov An-24 crash
An Antonov An-24, similar to the aircraft involved
Accident summary
Date 11 November 2010 (2010-11-11)
Summary Under investigation
Site Zalingei Airport
Passengers 36-50
Crew 6
Fatalities 1-6
Survivors 32-50
Aircraft type Antonov An-24
Operator Tarco Airlines
Registration ST-ARQ[1]
Flight origin Khartoum International Airport
Stopover Nyala Airport
Destination Zalingei Airport

The Zalingei Tarco Airlines Antonov An-24 crash occurred on November 11, 2010 when a Tarco Airlines Antonov An-24, registration ST-ARQ, was damaged beyond repair on landing at the dirt strip at Zalingei Airport, Sudan.[1] Preliminary reports indicated that there were fatalities, though the number was unclear, with estimates ranging from only one dead[2] to six dead.[3]

The number of people aboard the aircraft was not confirmed, with various sources indicating a range between 36 and 50 people were on board.[2][4]

The airplane had departed Khartoum International Airport (KRT) at 13:27 and landed at Zalingei at 16:18. The flight had originated in Khartoum and flew to Zalingei via Nyala Airport at Nyala.[1] According to the airline, two tyres of the aircraft burst on landing and it subsequently split in two and burst into flames.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Simon Hradecky (2010-11-11). "Accident: Tarco Airlines AN24 at Zalingei on Nov 11th 2010, burst tyres on landing, broke up and burst into flames". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b "All but 1 of 50 survive plane crash in Darfur region of Sudan". CNN. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sudan plane crash 'kills six' but also survivors". Yahoo! News. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Plane crashes in Sudan killing at least 2". MSNBC.com. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010.