Yemenia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Aden, Yemen

Saturday, June 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Yemenia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Aden, Yemen

Yemenia flight IY-600 had to return and make an emergency landing in Aden, Yemen, on June 8th. The Airbus A310-300 plane took off for Cairo, Egypt, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one the engines due to an oil leak. The plane landed back safely. All one hundred... »

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... »

Military Training Crash in Yemen, 18 injured, 12 fatalities

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
By George Hatcher
Military Training Crash in Yemen, 18 injured, 12 fatalities

During a training exercise, a Yemeni military fighter jet crashed in Sana’a, Yemen, killing the pilot—although one report says the pilot ejected. Witnesses hearing a loud explosion on impact, and report black smoke. The pilot was named as Mohamed Shaker. In addition to the pilot, there were 12 fatalities and 18 injuries. The pilot... »

Yemeni Military Crash Kills 5

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Yemen Air Force Antonov Where: Al-Anad Air Base, Yemen When: October 25, 2011 Who: 15 aboard, 5 fatalities Why: A plane carrying eight Syrian engineers and seven Yemenis crashed while landing at Al-Anad on October 25 in the southern province of Lahij. Three Syrian technicians and one Yemeni died at the scene. Four,... »

US Ban on Yemen Freight Flights lifted

Friday, February 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

Last year, after explosives were found on flights originating in Yemen, a ban was imposed. A US technical team visited Yemen and found security measures to be up to ICAO standards and recommended lifting the ban on freight. The Sana’a International Airport meeting also involved security and staff training. Yemenia Airlines and other carriers... »

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