Narrative:The DC-3 had reached a cruising height of 6000 feet, 20 minutes after takeoff from Mayfa'ah when an explosive device detonated in the passenger cabin, on the left side just above the wing. The DC-3 disintegrated and crashed.
|Date:||Tuesday 22 November 1966|
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 4284|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27|
|Total:||Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Wadi Rabtah ( Yemen)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Mayfa'ah Airport (MFY), Yemen|
|Destination airport:||Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen|
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