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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 February, 2005, 10:22 GMT
Seven killed in Sudan plane crash
Bodies recovered from crash site
The crash site is littered with debris of the plane and its cargo
A cargo plane has crashed outside the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, killing all seven people on board.

Six Ukrainians and one Sudanese died in the crash in the desert at about 0800 local time (0600 GMT).

The cause of the accident, which happened as the cargo plane was coming in to land, is still unclear. It was reportedly carry aid to Darfur.

As the plane was losing altitude, the pilot steered it away from nearby houses, an aviation official said.

"This was a courageous move," Abou Bakr Jaafar, told the AP news agency. The plane was travelling from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

AP reports that more than two hours after the crash, an aircraft engine was smouldering and the site was littered with the plane's cargo - cardboard boxes, clothes, blankets and radio cassettes.


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