Sudan is on the verge of a civil war as a result of an ongoing military takeover.
On Saturday, violent riots erupted in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. At least two aircraft were severely damaged or destroyed while parked at Khartoum International Airport (KRT) as a result of fighting spreading to the airport. One was a Saudia-operated Airbus A330-300, and the other was a SkyUp Airlines-operated Boeing 737-800.
What’s going on in Sudan?
The biggest paramilitary organization in Sudan, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), declared on Saturday that it had purportedly attempted a coup by seizing the Khartoum International Airport, the presidential palace, and the home of the army chief. As a result, the military retaliated. Sudan has experienced more successful coups than any other nation in history, according to the New York Times. However, none has included such ferocious fighting in the heart of the city as today’s conflicts.
There have been indications of damage at Khartoum International during the ongoing military coup. 12 planes were listed on the airport’s grounds by FlightRadar24.com. According to reports, at least two of them were destroyed.
What aircraft have the fighting effects affected?
Ten Boeing 737s, one Airbus A330, and one Embraer Legacy 600 make up the majority of the twelve aircraft parked in Khartoum. The following is a list of the aircraft in Khartoum, according to FlightRadar.com:
The ST-TAC-registered Boeing 737-86J of Tarco Aviation
Embraer Legacy 600, Tarco Aviation, flight number ST-PNA
Tarco Air’s Boeing 737-86Q, with the call sign ST-TAK
Saudia’s HZ-AQ30-registered Airbus A330-343
Boeing 737-8AL operated by Badr Airlines, with registration 4L-MWa
The CS-BDO-registered Boeing 737-36N used by Badr Airlines
Boeing 737-8FZ of Badr Airlines with the registration 4L-GEZ
Boeing 737-33A(SF) of Asia Cargo Airlines, with registration PK-YGW
UR-SQH, a Boeing 737-86Q used by SkyUp Airlines
Boeing 737-8H6 of SkyUp Airlines with the registration UR-SQA
Boeing 737-8AL operated by MyWay Airlines, with registration 4L-BQJ.
ZS-AFR registration; unregistered AT45.