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Sudan Airbus crash remains a mystery; world news bulletin.

AIR accident investigators are still trying to discover what caused an airliner to skid off a run way and burst into flames on landing in Khartoum.

At least 29 passengers and crew were killed but 171 managed to escape, the Sudan Civil Aviation Authority said.

As the wreckage of the Airbus was being examined yesterday a fuel tank overheated in the sun and exploded, injuring two civil defence workers.

The Sudan Airways plane skidded off the run way at Khartoum International Airport and hit navigation poles, sparking a fire on the right side of the aircraft on Tuesday. A sandstorm had earlier hit the area with 20 mph winds and there was a thunder storm and similar winds at the time of the crash.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 12, 2008
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