Sudan: Red Cross stops flights : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread


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Wednesday, 9 May, 2001, 17:10 GMT 18:10 UK Red Cross halts flights over Sudan

The International Committee of the Red Cross has halted its operations in Sudan, after an attack on one of its planes left a co-pilot dead.

The organisation says all its flights have been suspended until an investigation into the incident is complete - something that may take several days.

The plane had been on a routine flight across southern Sudan when several explosions ripped through the fuselage.

The 26-year-old Danish co-pilot was killed immediately. The other pilot managed to fly the damaged aircraft back to its base in northern Kenya.


The Red Cross says the area that the plane was travelling over has both rebel and government forces present.

-- Rachel Gibson (, May 09, 2001

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