A Sudan Airways flight was en route from Amman to Sudan with a stop over in Syria. After taking off from Damascus Syria, the plane was about to head towards Khartoum International Airport, Sudan. In the meantime severe storms were reported from the area, so the plane was diverted to port Sudan. The flight landed without problems and continued its way to Khartoum in the evening.
The weather conditions were still not ideal, but the plane tried to land at Khartoum. It skidded off the runway during landing and burst into flames. Fireworkers started to put out the fire, but unfortunately around 100 people died in the flames.
The reason of the crash is unclear. Officials say it happened due to bad weather conditions, but technical problems might have played a role, too. Survivors said there had been an explosion in the right wing shortly after the plan landed, which strengthens the suspition of technical causes.
So far nothng is published on Sudan Airways’ website.