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Crashed shortly after taking off from an airport. All on board survived (Mi-24 is best guess at type. 3POB and an “attack helicopter” seem reasonably likely to be correct. “Apache” clearly is not. However, image issued by the Sudan News Agency shows the aft end of the tail boom and stinger of an AW109 –… Read more »
Sudan and Russia sealed two agreements since 2011 for the sale of two dozen Mi-24 attack helicopters and 14 MI-8 transport helicopters, a Russian newspaper reported see full story
Sudan Tribune, 20-Aug-13
Military spokesman Col. Sawarmy Khalid Saad said that a technical failure caused the crash. Seven officers were killed and two others were injured. [Helicopter type assumed, not confirmed]
Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. HeÂ emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudanâ€™s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.
“Russian-made gunship helicopter” crashed three minutes after take-off.Â Post fire crash.Â 6 killed.
Second Sudanese military accident in a week, this one kiling 5.Â Details to follow