Sharjah plane crash

Six dead as cargo plane crashes at Sharjah Airport Comments

A Sudanese cargo plane with six people on board crashed at Sharjah Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

The plane was taking off from the north runway, when it crashed to the ground two miles from the airport, Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi, director of civil aviation, told Arabian Business.

None of the six crew have been found. The accident happened at around 3.30pm.

Al Qasimi added that a full investigation would be launched into the crash, but declined to comment further. The name of the airline involved was not disclosed.

In 2004, an Iranian plane crashed near Sharjah airport killing at least 43 people.

The Kish Airlines flight was coming in to land when reports it took a nosedive after asking for an emergency landing.


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Posted by: Ashkar Moideen on 21 Oct ' 09 at 13:50

I was shocked while hearing the news of this accident

Posted by: manulal on 21 Oct ' 09 at 12:40

Flights take off directly above our office in Sharjah Airport Free Zone. Eyewitnesses standing outside my office told us the pilot tried to avoid populated places and nose dived to the deserted area near by.

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