Sudanese Air Force Antonov An-30 and An-32 Destroyed in Ground Collision at Khartoum Intl Airport

Two Sudanese Air Force military transport aircraft – an Antonov An-30 and An-32 – have been destroyed in a ground collision on the runway at Khartoum International Airport, Sudan.

The airport was reportedly closed until further notice. There are no information available now on the causalities and injuries in the incident.

Antonov An-30 “Clank” is a development of the An-24, a 44-seat twin turboprop transport/passenger aircraft designed in 1957 in the Soviet Union by the Antonov Design Bureau. An-30 is designed for aerial cartography.

The An-30 was powered by two Ivchenko AI-24VT turboprops with a takeoff rating of 2,820 ehp.

Sudanese An-30
Sudanese An-30

Antonov An-32 “Cline” is a Soviet twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft which is essentially a re-engined An-26. The launch customer was the Indian Air Force.

The An-32 is designed to withstand adverse weather conditions better than the standard An-26. The high placement of the engine nacelles above the wing allowed for larger diameter propellers, which are driven by 5,100 hp rated Ivchenko AI-20 turboprop engines, providing almost twice the power of the An-26’s AI-24 powerplants.

Sudanese Air Force An-32
Antonov An-32

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