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Fate of 153 passengers, crew  still unclear after Yemeni jet crashes in sea

Fate of 153 passengers, crew still unclear after Yemeni jet crashes in sea

[30/June/2009]



COMOROS, June 30 (Saba) – A Yemeni airliner with 142 passengers along with a crew of 11 onboard crashed early Tuesday in the Indian Ocean near the Moroni port of the Comorian capital.

A source at the Flight Safety Department at the Sana'a International Airport has said that the airbus A310-300 was en route from Yemen to the  Comoros Republic and carrying French and Comorian people. The accident took place at 1:35 am,  Moroni local time.

Preliminary reports blamed the crash on  tough weather. 

Rescuer teams have been sent to the crash site. 


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