KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A Sudanese aviation official says a plane carrying 36 people crashed as it was landing in the western Darfur region killing at 2.
Abdel Hafiz Rahim said the Russian-built Antonov 26 crashed at the Zalingei airstrip Thursday and "90 percent of the 33 passengers and three crew" had survived. Another four were wounded.
The plane from Tarco Airline was on a scheduled flight from Khartoum.
Rahim said the cause of the crash was under investigation but noted that the airstrip was rudimentary and badly paved.