Yemenia Airways A310 Crashed Near Comoros

Today Yemenia Airways flight IY626, an Airbus A310-324 (7O-ADJ, MSN: 535), bound from Sanaa (SAH, Yemen) to Moroni (HAH, Comoro Islands) crashed into the Indian Ocean while on approach. According to unconfirmed reports 141 passengers and 11 crew died, 1 child apparently survived. Weather in the area at the time of the crash was stormy, with high seas.

The plane was delivered from the production line in 1990 and has been operated by Yemenia since October 1999. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 51,900 flight hours in some 17,300 flights. It was powered by Pratt and Whitney engines PW4152.