Yemenia Flight 626

January 21, 2010 - 6:34am

Airbus has received a firm purchase order for 10 A320s from Yemeni flag carrier Yemenia, the European manufacturer announced today.

July 30, 2009 - 6:08am
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In the weeks following the June 30 crash of one of its Airbus A310s off the coast of the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean, Yemen flag carrier Yemenia became the poster child for questionable airline safety standards. The accident, in which 154 people died, provoked renewed calls for a global blacklist of operators deemed to be unsafe.

June 30, 2009 - 6:36am

A Yemenia (Yemen Airways) Airbus A310-300 crashed into the Indian Ocean, just north of the Comoros Islands, shortly after 1:50 a.m. local time, Airbus confirmed this morning. Search crews reportedly have found a single survivor–a small child–as well as several bodies.

 
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