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-ARQ1
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 dead2 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.24

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

  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. 








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