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Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 21 November 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Yemen Air Force
Registration: 420
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) S of Sana'a International Airport (SAH) (   Yemen)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sana'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


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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
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