KHARTOUM, Sudan, June 10 (UPI) -- At least 28 people died Tuesday when a Sudan Airways plane burst into flames after landing in Khartoum and 53 were missing, medics said.
Another 123 were known to have survived, the BBC reported.
The chief of the Khartoum International Airport said the plane landed safely, but one engine exploded before it came to a stop, CNN reported. Airport security officials said the aircraft was landing in bad weather, overshot the runway and caught fire.
The BBC said the plane was diverted to Port Sudan earlier in the day because of a dust storm in Khartoum. The pilot landed at Khartoum at about 8 p.m. local time.
Abbas al-Fadini, a member of the Sudanese Parliament who was on board the plane, told Al-Jazeera Arabic TV the fire started in the right engine then spread to the plane's interior.
"There is nothing left of the plane now," al-Fadini said. "It burned down quickly. I believe that the gas load and the weather contributed to the burning of the plane."