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Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 25 October 2011
Time:11:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Yemen Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Al-Anad Air Base (   Yemen)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sana'a-Al Dalaimi Air Base (SAH/ODSN), Yemen
Destination airport:Al-Anad Air Base, Yemen
Narrative:
An Antonov transport plane was involved in an accident at Al-Anad Air Base, Yemen. The airplane carried eight Syrian engineers and seven Yemenis. Three Syrian technicians and one Yemeni were killed in the accident.
According to military officials quoted by AFP, authorities in San'a have withdrawn military aircraft from San'a-Al Dalaimi Air Base (SAH) to other bases, including Al-Anad, due to nearby confrontations between government forces and opponents.

Sources:
» AFP


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Distance from Sana'a-Al Dalaimi Air Base to Al-Anad Air Base as the crow flies is 261 km (163 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
  • 135th loss
  • 73rd fatal accident
  • 60th worst accident (at the time)
  • 75th worst accident (currently)
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