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Yemen: Comoros-bound plane had 153 on board

Yemen: Comoros-bound plane had 153 on board

A Yemeni aviation official says the Yemeni Airbus 310 that crashed off the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean had 142 passengers and a crew of 11 Yemenis on board.
Yemeni civil aviation deputy chief Mohammed Abdul Qader says the majority of the passengers were from the Comoros.
Those on board included families with children. The plane crashed before landing in Moroni, on the main island of Grand Comore, early on Tuesday morning. Many passangers were returning from Paris.
Abdul Qader says bodies have been spotted off the archipelago and that a rescue and search effort was under way.
The Comoros is an archipelago of three main islands situated about 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometer) south of Yemen, between Africa's southeastern coast and Madagascar.


Updated : 2021-04-20 19:39 GMT+08:00