Sudan Blames US Sanctions for Plane Crash

From Voice of America News:

The Sudanese foreign minister says Tuesday’s plane crash in Sudan, which killed at least 115 people, was the direct result of U.S. sanctions.

The claim is that since they couldn’t buy spare parts for the plane due to US sanctions against their country the airplane was unairworthy and crashed.

Bullshit! If the plane is unairworthy you don’t fly it. The sanctions may be unfair to the country or they may not, that isn’t the point. The point is that no one has a valid reason to put an airplane in the air knowing it isn’t airworthy.