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The plane had 22 people onboard, Sudan's military says

Seven people survive the crash

(CNN) —  

A Sudanese military plane crashed southwest of Khartoum on Sunday, killing 15 people, state media said.

The plane, which had 22 people onboard, was headed to El Fasher town, according to a military spokesman.

Seven people survived.

Before the plane split in half and erupted in flames, the captain called in a technical emergency, said spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid.

In August, a government plane crash in Sudan killed 32 people, including four Cabinet ministers and other top government officials.

Another military plane on a reconnaissance mission crashed in December, leaving six people dead.