100 May Be Dead in Sudan Crash

Plane veers off Khartoum runway during storm
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2008 2:35 PM CDT
This video frame grab image taken from Sudan TV via AP Television News shows a plane that burst into flames after apparently veering off a runway at an airport in Khartoum, Sudan, today.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – An airplane with 200 aboard veered off a runway in Sudan today and burst into flames, the AP reports, with 100 feared dead. The plane, arriving from Jordan, swerved off the runway as it landed amid thunderstorms in the capital, Khartoum. Authorities confirmed the jet was Sudanese; the country's airlines have long had poor safety records.