Monday, June 29, 2009

Yemeni plane crashes with 154 on board

A YEMENIA Jetline more than 150 people on board has crashed in the Indian Ocean off the island nation of Comoros, aviation officials in Yemen said Tuesday.
 Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard
Jet was the way to Moroni, the capital of Comoros, the Yemeni capital Sanaa, when it crashed about an hour before reaching their targets, officials from the national airline YEMENIA said. There was no immediate news on the fate of its occupants.

YEMENIA Flight 626 left Sanaa at 9:30 for what was expected to be a 4 ½-hour flight. The airline has three regular flights a week to Moroni, off the east coast of Africa about 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) south of Yemen.
Most of the 143 passengers on board the Airbus A310 was Comorian, an official in Sanaa International Airport said. The aircraft also carried a crew of 11 for a total of 154 people on board.
There is no evidence of poor play behind the incident, officials said.
Crash the other with an Airbus jet for a month. 1. June an Air France Airbus A330 crashed outside of Brazil as a route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Paris, France. All 228 on board are presumed dead. The cause is still under investigation.