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Seven Government Officials Killed in Sudan Helicopter Crash

A helicopter carrying local government officials crashed in Al-Qadarif, Sudan, on December 9th.

The incident happened when the officials, including Al-Qadarif governor Mirghani Saleh and members of the security committee, were on a security inspection flight.

Seven people were killed in the crash. The deceased include governor Mirghani Saleh and six other officials.

Several others were injured and were taken to a hospital.

Air Arabia Jordan Flight Returns to Khartoum due to Fire in Cabin

Air Arabia Jordan flight G9-666 had to return and make an emergency landing in Khartoum, Sudan, on January 9th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, but had to turn back after the crew noticed a fire in the cabin.

The plane landed safely. All one hundred and three people aboard remained unharmed.

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Turkish Airlines Plane Diverts to Sudan After Bomb Scare

Turkish Airlines flight 606 had to make an emergency landing at Khartoum International Airport, Sudan, on November 30th.

The plane heading from Nairobi, Kenya, to Cairo, Egypt, was diverted after a passenger reported a bomb threat.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

It is believed that the bomb scare was caused due to an on-board wi-fi network called “bomb on board”.

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Emirates Fender Bender in Khartoum

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What: Emirates Airlines Airbus A340-541 en route from Khartoum to Dubai
Where: Khartoum International Airport
When: Oct 1, 2010
Who: crew
Why: A parked Emirates Airbus A340 was preparing for takeoff when it was struck by the wing of a passing KLM Airbus A330-200.

Apparently the space is tight.

The extent of damage to the Emirates plane is being assessed.

The passengers were provided hotel accommodations in Khartoum overnight.

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