Narrative:A Dash 7 passenger plane, operated by Alyemda, crashed into the sea some 2 km from the Aden International Airport (ADE), Yemen. Of the 49 occupants, 23 were killed.
|Date:||Sunday 9 May 1982|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada DHC-7-103|
|C/n / msn:|| 015|
|First flight:|| 1979|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 45|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 49 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2 km (1.3 mls) E off Aden International Airport (ADE) (Yemen)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Mukalla Airport (MKX), Yemen|
|Destination airport:||Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen|
The pilot had reported the runway in sight at a distance of 9 nautical miles (17 km) and was cleared to report on final for runway 26. The wind was reported 240 degrees at 5 knots. The aircraft reported short final, was sighted by the tower and cleared to land. The aircraft was then seen losing altitude. It crashed in the sea.
» ICAO Summary No 6/82
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mukalla Airport to Aden International Airport as the crow flies is 503 km (314 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.