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Two pilots die in Sudan military helicopter crash

September 23 - 2018 KHARTOUM
Sudanese military aircraft that crashed near Port Sudan in December 2017 (aawsat.com)
Sudanese military aircraft that crashed near Port Sudan in December 2017 (aawsat.com)

Two pilots were killed in when a military training helicopter crashed near Khartoum on Thursday night.

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Khalifa El Shami explained in a press statement on Friday that pilots Khalid Abdallah Abdelrahim and Jasim Ali Khojali died when their helicopter, that had taken-off from the Wadi Sayidna air base for a night training, crashed in the area of El Kodab north of Omdurman.

He said that crash was caused by a “sudden technical failure”.

It was the second crash of a military aircraft within a week. On Monday, 15 people were injured when a military aircraft crashed at the airport of Nyala, capital of South Darfur, that was caused by a technical defect in one of the engines.


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