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Date:Saturday 23 June 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Yemenia Airways
Registration: 7O-ADK
MSN: 813
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:An Naeem Airstrip (   Yemen)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:An Naeem Airstrip, Yemen
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 had just arrived at An Naeem Airstrip, located near an Occidental Petroleum oil exploration area when security guard opened fire with an automatic weapon. Two crew and four passengers were apparently hit in the shooting and one passenger later died. The aircraft sustained damage.

Sources:
» Oil & Gas Journal
» Aviation Letter 496


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DHC-6 Twin Otter

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