Civil Aviation Presents Preliminary Report to Parliament on Talodi Plane Crash
Khartoum: Civil Aviation Authority, represented in its head Mohammed Abd Alaziz presented a preliminary investigation report on Talodi plane crash to the Parliament but declined to elaborate when asked by journalists saying "We do not want to jump ahead of the investigation results".
He said the Civil Aviation Authority issued a decision that bans the registration of any plane in service more than 20 years in the Sudanese registry; but the Talodi plane –manufactured in 1974- was registered before the issuance of this decision.
He added all factors including planes' validity and ownership in addition to abiding to measures regarding them are going to be decided by the investigation committee.
The meeting that brought together the parliamentary transport committee and other parliamentary committees received a briefing on the preliminary investigation on the accident and the procedures taken since the day of the accident and up-to-date in addition to the progress of the investigation after the visit of the investigation committee to the accident site, the cataloguing of evidence, and extracting the black box from the wreckage and sending it. He said that an agreement was been reached with parliament to convene other meetings in the coming few days between the parliamentary transport committee and the Civil Aviation Authority.
By Hana'a Abd Alhai, 02/09/2012