Sudan Airways A310 Bursts Into Flames (Video)

A Sudan Airways Airbus A310-324 (ST-ATN), Flight 109 from Amman (AMM) (Jordan), carrying more than 200 people has burst into flames after landing at the international airport of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Witnesses told Al Jazeera that some of the passengers had left the aircraft safely, but Sudan TV reported that more than 100 people had been killed.

A spokesman of the Sudanese police, said that bad weather had “caused the plane to crash land, split into two and catch fire”.

Weather during the afternoon in Khartoum (local time is Z + 3 hours) was reported as:
HSSS 101430Z 12013KT 3000 M TS/RA FEW050CB SCT056 BKN140 Q1011 NO SIG=
HSSS 101700Z 27002KT 9/9 TS RA OV ST FEW050 SCT056 BKN140 26/26 Q1013 NO SIG=
HSSS 101830Z 15010KT 9/9 FEW050 CB TS TO E SCT 056 Q1010=
HSSS 101900Z 14007KT 9/9 FEW050 CB TS TOE SCT056 30/19 Q1010 NO SIG=

The aircraft involved in the accident was MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 548, first delivered from the production line in August 1990, and operated by Sudan Airways since September 2007. The aircraft had logged some 52,000 flight hours and some 21,000 flight cycles. It was powered by Pratt & Whitney PW 4152 engines.

Source: aljazeera / AP /Aviation Safety Network / Airbus

Raw video by AP

Video by Reuters