Azza Air Transport 707 struggled to gain altitude

Azza Air Transport (Khartoum) Boeing 707-330C ST-AKW (msn 20123) struggled to gain altitude before it crashed yesterday in Sharjah (near Dubai) according to eyewitnesses. The captain managed to crash the classic airliner on a road avoiding the populated areas. The freighter was operating for Sudan Airways.

A Sharjah Airport camera captured the airliner taking off and making a hard turn to the right before crashing. One witness saw something falling from the airliner which can be seen in the video (commentary in Arabic from YouTube):

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Picture of ST-AKW before it crashed: