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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 15 August 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-336C
Operator:Alyemda
Registration: 7O-ACO
C/n / msn: 20374/838
First flight: 1970-02-20 (15 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 73
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Aden (   Yemen)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA), Yemen
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Climbing through FL230, water inadvertently spilled on the autopilot panel and the crew had to disengage the autopilot because the stabilizer trim wheel started to rotate. Control was lost as the plane pitched up and down. Control was regained at 1000 feet and an emergency landing was carried out at Aden.

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