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Another Disaster: Jet Goes Down In Indian Ocean With 153 Aboard

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Reuters – June 30, 2009

Yemenia Airbus 310

Yemenia Airbus 310

MORONI, Comoros (Reuters) — An airliner with 153 people on board and belonging to Yemen’s state carrier, Yemenia Air, crashed in the Indian Ocean, apparently near the archipelago of Comoros, early Tuesday morning, according to a senior government official and a Yemenia Air official.

“We don’t know if there are any survivors,” Idi Nadhoim, vice president of Comoros, said from the airport at Moroni, the capital of the main island, Grande Comore. Mr. Nadhoim said the accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, but he could not provide more details.

The airline said the plane, an Airbus 310, was carrying 142 passengers and 11 crew members.

Link to entire article below…

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/world/africa/30yemen.html?_r=2&ref=africa

Written by Steven John Hibbs

June 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Posted in World Disasters

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