"No Frequent Flyer Club Needed" Sudan Transportation Tip by kucha

Sudan Transportation: 36 reviews and 34 photos

  Tragic Crash from Port Sudan to Khartoum
by kucha
 
 

Sudan Airways, as I havew alareday noted, scares me. The airline has had the following three fatal crashes of which we know:

1) December 6, 1971 - Fokker F27 ST-AAY - Tikaka - forced landing after hijack - 10 deaths
2) August 16, 1986 - Fokker F27 ST-ADY - Malakal - shot down by SPLA rebels - 60 deaths
3) July 8, 2003 - Boeing 737-200 ST-AFK - Port Sudan - 116 deaths

Also, it has an old fleet and, becasue of the civil war and embargoes, cannot get new planes or equipment. I also am concerned about the quality of mechanical servicing of this fleet:

3 Airbus A300
2 Airbus A310
Airbus A320
Boeing 737
5 Fokker 50 -- (40 years old)
3 Boeing 707-300C -- (Hey, at least these planes are only 35 years old!)
Beechcraft King Air 90

Mode: AROUND
Type: Airplane

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  • Written Jun 12, 2006
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