Turkish Authorities Say Evacuation Flight Came Under Fire During Landing in Sudan

A Turkish evacuation plane was fired at by “light weapons” on approach to Wadi Seidna Air Base outside Khartoum, Sudan, Turkish authorities said on Friday, April 28.

The plane, a C-130 Hercules, landed safely and there were no casualties, the ministry said.

The report from the ministry came hours after it said a separate evacuation flight had landed in Istanbul.

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Thursday that the evacuation of Turkish nationals from Sudan was ongoing and expected to be completed by Friday evening.

Wadi Seidna Air Base, near Khartoum, is being used by several countries to evacuate expats from Sudan. Credit: Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey via Storyful