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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 14 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Yemen Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 58 / Occupants: 58
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:100 km (62.5 mls) E of Sana'a (   Yemen)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Socotra Airport (SCT/ODSQ), Yemen
Destination airport:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
An Antonov 12 transport plane of the Yemen Air Force crashed near Bir Fabr, Yemen, killing all 58 on board.
The airplane took off from Socotra Island on a flight to Aden, carrying 36 civilians, 16 military personnel and six crew members. This was reported by the official news agency SABA. Sanaa Radio reportedly stated that 68 people were killed.
The plane crashed in a sandy area in extremely poor visibility after it twice attempted to land at Bir Fabr, according to media reports. The precise location of the accident is uncertain as no place by the name "Bir Fabr" or similar can be found along the Yemen coast line.

» Scramble 161
» NY Times, 15-7-1992
» AP, 15-7-1992


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