NTSB Identification: WAS03RA019
On July 8, 2003 about 0417 hours local time, Sudan Airways flight 319, a Boeing 737-200 airplane, registry ST-AFK, collided with the ground during a missed approach at Port Sudan Airport, Sudan. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot, copilot, 9 crew members, and 104 passengers were fatally injured. One passenger, a 2-year old child, was seriously injured. The airplane was destroyed, and there was post-crash fire. The departure point was Port Sudan, and the scheduled destination was Khartoum, Sudan.
About 15 minutes after takeoff, the pilot reported the loss of power in one engine. The flight returned to Port Sudan and was cleared for the ILS Runway 35 approach. The reported visbility was 2.5 miles in sand. The flightcrew did not sight the runway, and during the missed approach the airplane descended and collided with terrain about 3 miles east of the airport. The aircraft distinegrated during the impact sequence. The wreckage was strewn a distance of about 600 feet, and oriented on a 150 degree magnetic track.
The investigation is being conducted by:
S. Kambal - Investigtor-In-Charge
Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority
The US Accredited Representative:
National Transportation Safety Board
490 L'Enfant Plaza East
Washington, D.C. 20594