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Sudanese Air Force Antonov plane crashes, killing all on board

Christian Fernsby |
A Sudanese Air Force aircraft has crashed, killing all 18 passengers on board, the army announced late yesterday.

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Topics: SUDAN    ANTONOV    CRASH   

The Antonov An-12 cargo plane crashed five minutes after taking off from Geneina Airport in West Darfur state, army spokesman Brig. Amir Mohamed Alhassan told reporters.

He said the seven-member flight crew and 11 civilians were killed, including four children.

No official statements have been released on the cause of the crash.

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