Khartoum Airport Closed for Maintenance

Published June 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Khartoum International Airport was closed down Monday and incoming planes ordered to land at other Sudanese airports so that repairs could be made to electrical cables and lights damaged by a plane that went off the runway earlier in the day, the state news agency SUNA reported. 

According to the state-run agency, a Yemeni cargo Boeing 737 ran off the main runway while it was touching down at noon. 

No one was hurt nor was there any damage to the cargo, the agency said, adding that the repairs would finish soon. 

The agency quoted airport officials as saying a committee has been formed to investigate the incident - KHARTOUM (AFP) 


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