Narrative:A Sudanese Antonov 26 aircraft was destroyed in an accident near Talodi, Sudan. All 32 on board were killed.
|Date:||Sunday 19 August 2012|
|C/n / msn:|| 2606|
|First flight:|| 1974|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26|
|Total:||Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Talodi (Sudan)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan|
|Destination airport:||Talodi, Sudan|
The airplane carried Sudanese government officials to attend a function marking the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. The victims included Ghazi al-Sadiq, the head of the Ministry of Guidance and Endowments and Issa Deif Allah, the state Minister for the Environment.
The airplane flew into the side of a mountain while on approach to Talodi. Visibility was limited due to a dust storm.
The registration ST-ARL has been reported by several sources, but has not yet been confirmed by authorities. Alfa Airlines managers were quoted by media saying the plane was about 35 years old. ST-ARL was built in 1974, thus being 38 years old.
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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 Talodi as the crow flies is 595 km (372 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.