Africa

Sudanese helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Crew members survived

Talal Ismail   | 13.01.2021
Sudanese helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border FILE PHOTO

KHARTOUM 

A Sudanese military helicopter crashed in the border region with Ethiopia, all crew members survived, the official SUNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

The military helicopter crashed after taking off from Wad Zayed airport in the state of Gedarif, which borders Ethiopia.

"The crew tried to land the plane shortly after taking off but the plane hit the ground and set on fire," the news agency said, adding that the three crew members survived.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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