Two Canadian Military Evacuation Flights Grounded in Sudan Following Shooting on Runway
Amid the violence in Sudan, two Canadian military evacuation flights have been grounded. Gunfire on a runway near Khartoum stopped one of the flights from taking off and even though the runway has been reopened, it is unclear when the flight will be allowed to leave.
According to a new report citing sources, two Canadian military evacuation flights have been grounded in Sudan because one of them had a mechanical issue while the other is waiting for clearance after a Turkish evacuation plane was shot at. Sudan’s army has reportedly accused the Rapid Support Forces of opening fire on the Turkish aircraft as it landed at Wadi Seidna airport outside Khartoum.
According to sources, the runway has been opened but it is unclear when the flights will be cleared for take-off. It is also unclear if these flights will be allowed to leave first or sent to the back of the line. The situation has become more complicated since the Canadian military is already operating in a volatile situation in Sudan.
Neither of the two planes have taken off yet and is it unknown if they will be able to leave the country on Friday as scheduled.