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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):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee8xcSPsCVc

News link with a video:

gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/emergencies/plane-was-in-air-but-nose-would-not-lift-before-it-crashed-in-sharjah-1.517696

Picture of ST-AKW before it crashed:

airlinersgallery.com/2/24db1bb/#/gallery/crashed-aircraft/azza-air-transport-707-300c-st-akw-grd-sen-kd-lr-903873/

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Azza Transport Boeing 707-330C ST-AKW crashes

Azza Transport Company (Khartoum) lost its Boeing 707-330C ST-AKW (msn 20123) on takeoff at Sharjah today (October 21). The classic airliner crashed two miles from the airport and burned. The airframe was originally delivered to Lufthansa as D-ABUJ on February 27, 1969. Since then it has also served with Condor, United Arab Emirates (A6-DPA), Sudan Airways (ST-AKW) and Ibis Air Transport (P4-AKW) as well as other carriers.  The six crew members died in the crash.

News link:

news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091021/wl_africa_afp/

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