Yemenia Air

A Disgraceful Attitude

Monday, February 10, 2014
By George Hatcher

Here are a couple of facts: – Yemenia Flight 626 was an International Airbus A310-324 from Sana’a, Yemen, to Moroni, Comoros, that crashed on 30 June 2009 killing 152. –French authorities charged Yemenia Airways with manslaughter over the Yemenia Airways crash. –A judicial source said that Yemenia’s Airbus A310 “should not have been allowed... »

Will Yemenia Airways Be Held Accountable at Last?

Thursday, January 30, 2014
By George Hatcher

In 2007 there was this Airbus A310 that failed to pass inspection in France and was therefore banned from French Airspace. The plane was still in use though. Yemenia Airlines quit flying the plane over French Airspace, limiting its routes to non-euro airspace like the hop from Sanaa to the Comoros. Listen, I’ve heard... »

Yemenia Reports, Appendix 8, 9, Final

Sunday, July 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

Yemen Airways 70-ADJ, flight IY626 to Moroni Appendix 8 and 9 Download article as PDF »

June 30, Yemenia Flight 626

Sunday, June 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

We remember on June 2009 when 152 people died aboard a Yemenia Airlines Airbus A310-300. Yemenia Flight 626. We remember. The years pass and the headlines fade, but the families will never forget the loss of their loved ones, and neither should we. The pilot was about to land on an airstrip in the... »

Yemenia Spotless Record? Really?

Friday, June 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

I glance at a lot of news sites, mostly skimming just to make sure the facts are the same across the board, and I don’t usually stop and make comments about one particular site, or other. I’m usually focused on the message, not the messenger. But once in a while, I come across erroneous... »

Yemenia Flight 626, Comoros, Updated

Friday, July 29, 2011
By George Hatcher

The BEA sent this letter to the president of the Inquiry committee, the Ministries of Communications of Moroni, New technology, Transportation and tourism (Loosely translated. For the original, click the link below the letter): Re: Yemenia Flight 626 Monsieur President, I have read the first progress report on flight IY626 that crashed June 29,... »

Yemenia Flight 626 Ongoing Investigation

Monday, June 20, 2011
By George Hatcher

Some airlines refuse to perform night approaches to the Moroni airport in the Comoros islands on the western coast of Grande Comoros. The airport is a non-redar environment, which means any inbound plane must use an instrument approach. That instrument approach was fatal for Flight 626, which crashed on June 30, nearly 2 years... »

Yemenia Airways Suspends Flights from Egypt

Saturday, February 5, 2011
By George Hatcher

With all the protests going on in Egypt, Yemeni Airways suspended flights from Cairo. Hundreds of Yemeni citizens were left stranded at Cairo International Airport—with a curfew imposed on the city. As protests continue, stranded passengers look to government embassies and outside sources to bring pressure on Yemenia Airways to resume flights, at least... »

Comoros: Crash Averted

Friday, August 27, 2010
By George Hatcher
Comoros: Crash Averted

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Sam Chui What: Yemenia Airbus A330-200 en route from Djibouti to Moroni Comoros Air Austral Boeing 777-200 en route from Lyon to Saint Denis Where: Moroni, Comoros When: Aug 24 2010 Who: 350 passengers aboard the Boeing Why: Both flights were in the air,... »

Yemenia Jet Engine Explodes

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
By George Hatcher
Yemenia Jet Engine Explodes

Pictured: A Yemenia – Yemen Airways Boeing 737-8Q8 Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Andre Oferta What: Yemenia Boeing 737-800 en route from Sana’a to Cairo Where: Sana’a International Airport When: Dec 22m 2009 Who: not available Why: About thirty minutes after taking off from Sana’a for Cairo, one of... »

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