are being reported after an Ilyushin Il-76 freighter,
apparently operated by Sudan’s Ababeel Aviation,
crashed on take-off from Khartoum today, the third major air transport accident
in Sudan in less than three weeks.
Ababeel Aviation is understood to operate two Il-76s,
ST-WTA and ST-WTB, but the identity of the crashed jet has yet to be confirmed.
data from Khartoum
Airport shows no
significant weather conditions at the reported time of the accident, around
of the Il-76 follows the crash of a Juba Air Cargo Antonov
An-12 in southern Sudan on
27 June and the destruction of a Sudan Airways Airbus A310 at Khartoum
on 10 June.
Ababeel Aviation had been among several Sudanese carriers
which a United Nations panel last year recommended banning from operations,
following an investigation into transport of military equipment into the
troubled Darfur region of the country.