Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard and the impact of the same

A Yemeni jetliner with more than 150 people aboard has crashed in the Indian Ocean off the island nation of Comoros, aviation officials in Yemen said Tuesday.

An Airbus 310 like the one pictured has crashed while on the way to the capital of Comoros.

An Airbus 310 like the one pictured has crashed while on the way to the capital of Comoros.

The jet was en route to Moroni, the capital of Comoros, from Yemen’s capital Sanaa when it crashed about an hour before reaching its destination, officials from the national airline Yemenia said. There was no immediate news of the fate of those on board.

Yemenia Flight 626 left Sanaa at 9:30 p.m. for what was expected to be a 4½-hour flight. The airline has three regular flights per week to Moroni, off the east coast of Africa about 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) south of Yemen.

Most of the 143 passengers aboard the Airbus A310 were Comoran, an official at Sanaa’s international airport said. The aircraft also carried a crew of 11, for a total of 154 people on board.

There has been no indication of foul play behind the crash, the officials said.

The crash is the second involving an Airbus jet in a month. On June 1, an Air France Airbus A330 crashed off Brazil while en route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Paris, France. All 228 aboard are presumed dead. The cause remains under investigation.

The recent plane crashes might let the flying fear re-surface. Air-travellers started feeling unsafe while flying after 9/11. The Westerns were more scared than anybody else. I wouldn’t be surprised if the presence of any brown man made Western travellers shit in their pants. But it’s all natural. The string of plane crashes might very well affect the Airbus reputation as well.

  

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/29/yemen.plane.crash/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

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~ by pankajsingla9 on June 30, 2009.

2 Responses to “Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard and the impact of the same”

  1. i heard that there was a 5 yr old survivor. halleluyah!!!!

  2. hey ya, even i read about that.. That’s such a great thing man… Miracles do happen..

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