Military Antonov An-12 Crashed in Sudan Killing 18

A Sudanese Military Antonov An-12 has crashed in West Darfur state after five minutes of take-off.

Sudanese Air Force Antonov An-12 crashes killing 18 people on board

Last Thursday, a Sudanese Military Antonov An-12 aircraft crashed in western Sudan, after taking off from an airport in the state capital of Sudan’s West Darfur state, El Geneina.

18 people were on-board the military aircraft which had been delivering aid to areas affected by crisis. Among 18 people on-board, seven were crew members, three judges and eight civilians. Four were the children. Additional military troops have been sent in those areas to control the violence and crisis over there.

In the crash no one survived according to the Sudanese Army.

Initial causes are not known as of now. The investigation is going on. Being a military aircraft no flight history and details are public. The aircraft registration is also unknown.

Why was the aid being being delivered?

A total of 48 people have been killed and over 241 people are wounded in the crisis that broke down in West Darfur, according to the Sudanese Red Crescent Society.

Deadly tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs broke out in the Capital of the state of West Darfur, El Geneina on Sunday night.

Modern Military Transport aircraft Globemaster C-17

Sudanese Military Air Fleet:

A total of 22 transport aircraft are being operated by Sudanese Air Force including the one involved in the crash. 9 Antonov An-12(Now 8), 6 Antonov An-32, 4 Antonov An-26 along with one each Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Ilyushin Il-76 and de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft compose the transport fleet of Sudanese Military.

A total of 1248 Antonov An-12 aircraft were manufactured between 1957 and 1973 and some of them are still in service among air forces all over the world.

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