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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Sunday 19 July 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2J8C
Operator:Sudan Airways
Registration: ST-AFL
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
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
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.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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.
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