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An Antonov 26 transport plane was destroyed PDF Print E-mail
Status: Preliminary
Date: 21 NOV 2012
Type: Antonov 26
Operator: Yemen Air Force
Registration: 420
C/n / msn:  
First flight:  
Crew: Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total: Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 9 km (5.6 mls) S of San'a International Airport (SAH) (Yemen)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature: Military
Departure airport: San'a International Airport (SAH/ODSN), Yemen
Destination airport: ?
Narrative:
An Antonov 26 transport plane, operated by the Yemen Air Force, was destroyed in an accident near in San'a, Yemen. All ten crew members were killed.
The airplane came down in the abandoned Al-Hasaba Marketplace, about 9 km south of the San'a International Airport (SAH), on the extended runway 18 centreline.
News sources quoted the Ministry of Transport saying that the airplane was coded '420', although there are no known Antonov aircraft with that code operating for the Yemen Air Force.


Sources:
» Reuters
» Al-Sahwah.net
Last Updated ( Friday, 23 November 2012 )