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Hadhramaut (حضرموت)

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in the Hadhramaut

Date & Time: Mar 2, 2014 at 1415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
1177
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Sana'a - Masila
MSN:
6507
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, crew encountered unknown technical problems and attempted to make a belly landing in a desert and rocky area located in the Hadhramaut. The aircraft came to rest and was probably damaged beyond repair while all 19 occupants, among them three were injured, were kidnapped by local tribesmen. The exact cause of the technical malfunction is unknown. Crew was on his way to the oil field of Masila that belongs to Canadian Nexen and members of the Yemeni president family.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Mukalla

Date & Time: Mar 31, 2005 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UN-11007
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mukalla-Dubaï
MSN:
9 3 465 09
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft was making a refuel stop at Mukalla airport, Yemen, before continuing to Dubai, with 17 tons of fish on board. While taking off, the crew decided to abort this procedure. The aircraft did not stop as expected and overran the runway by 400 meters and caught fire. All occupants were slightly injured and the aircraft seems to be written off.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-1-DK in Hadibu

Date & Time: Mar 26, 1965 at 0815 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VR-AAA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sanaa – Hadibu
MSN:
14141/25586
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Hadibu Airport (Socotra Island), the airplane encountered difficulties to decelerate properly. As the end of the runway was approaching, the captain decided to veer off runway and completed a quit sharp turn to the left when the right main gear collapsed. Out of control, the airplane skidded and came to rest. All 17 occupants were evacuated safely while the airplane was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the pilot-in-command was no sufficiently familiarized with the airport characteristics and failed to take into consideration the wind component, landing with a tailwind, which was considered as a contributing factor. It was also reported that the ground equipment was not adapted and that the information transmitted to the crew regarding the wind component was improper, which was also considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a Vickers 607 Valetta C.1 in Shihr

Date & Time: May 7, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VW184
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
340
YOM:
14
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, an engine failed and the crew was forced to shoot it down and to feather the propeller. Shortly later, the second engine failed as well. The pilot decided to attempt an emergency landing. The airplane crash landed in a desert area located 4,8 km east of Shihr and was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure in flight.