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Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2015
Date:Sunday 9 May 1982
Type:de Havilland Canada DHC-7-103
Registration: 7O-ACK
C/n / msn: 15
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: 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
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.
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.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

» ICAO Summary No 6/82


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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.
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