Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 August 2012
Time:ca 08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26-100
Operator:Alfa Airlines
Registration: ST-ARL
C/n / msn: 2606
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Talodi (   Sudan) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Destination airport:Talodi, Sudan
Narrative:
A Sudanese Antonov 26 aircraft was destroyed in an accident near Talodi, Sudan. All 32 on board were killed.
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.


Sources:
» Sudan ministers among victims of plane crash (Al Jazeera, 19-8-2012)
» Assudan Newspaper


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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.
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