Date: June 10, 2008
Time: 2045
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Operator: Sudan Airways
Flight #: 548
Route: Aman - Damascus - Khartoum
AC Type: Airbus A-310-324
Registration: ST-ATN
cn / ln: 548
Aboard: 214   (passengers:203  crew:11)
Fatalities: 32   (passengers:31  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: While landing in poor weather, the plane skidded off the runway, hit navigation poles and burst into flames. The plane had flown from Amman via Damascus but been turned back once from Khartoum and forced to land in Port Sudan, on the Red Sea, because of bad weather, before being allowed to return to Khartoum. The accident was due to a long flaring distance (900 meters from R/W threshold) on a wet slippery runway without selecting Auto brake and with one deactivated engine reverse in such rainy conditions. The remaining available landing distance turned out to be too short to allow the captain to stop the aircraft before the end of the runway.

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