Narrative:The Boeing 737 suffered hydraulic problems shortly after takeoff. The crew elected to return to Khartoum. Upon landing on of the tires burst. The crew, hearing the 'bang' thought it was an engine malfunction and deactivated the thrust-reversers. The 737 overran the runway and came to rest in a ditch.
|Date:||Sunday 19 July 1998|
|C/n / msn:|| 21170/430|
|First flight:|| 1975-09-11 (22 years 11 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 100 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT) (Sudan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Dongola Airport (DOG/HSDN), Sudan|
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Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to Dongola Airport as the crow flies is 453 km (283 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.