Ababeel Aviation Ilyushin IL-76TD plane crash
The Ilyushin IL-76, chartered by a private Sudanese company called Ababeel Aviation, was on a cargo flight originating from Khartoum, Sudan. The plane was
carrying goods to south Sudan's capital Juba. The plane crashed shortly after take off, killing the four crewmen.
The accident happened just seconds after it took off. The Russian-made aircraft appeared to develop a problem with its wing or engines as it lift off. Then, the plane appeared to have careered across a major road, tearing down power lines in its way, and exploded in an open space near an office building. The whole plane blew up. Wreckage was strewn across a wide area.
The Sudanese president has grounded all Antonov and Ilyushin planes from operating from all Sudanese airports and sacked the head of the Civil Aviation Authority after this latest in a series of plane crashes.