Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 1 March 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Alyemda
Registration: 7O-ABF
C/n / msn: 13475
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Aden International Airport (ADE) (   Yemen) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Destination airport:Seiyun/Ghuraf Airport (GXF/ODSY), Yemen
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea off Aden.
Aviation sources report that all 19 on board died in the accident; Reuters reported at the time that one passenger survived and that the remaining 19 on board were killed.


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Distance from Aden International Airport to Seiyun/Ghuraf Airport as the crow flies is 531 km (332 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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