Six killed in UAE plane crash
Six Sudanese crew members were killed…
October 21, 2009 3:42 by kippreport
Six Sudanese crew members were killed after a cargo aircraft carrying them crashed soon after takeoff from the Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah civil aviation director Khaled al-Qassimi confirmed to the AFP. The Sharjah airport closed its runway after the crash.
According to reports, the plane, a Boeing 707, went down about three kilometers from the airport. “The place is contained. All the fires are extinguished,” said al-Qassimi. “We are the picking up bits and pieces for the investigation.”
The plane belonged to Sudan’s Azza Air, an engineer at Sharjah airport told Reuters.