Narrative:An Alyemda aircraft on a domestic flight from Aden to San'a was hijacked by a Yemeni man with a hand grenade. As the aircraft landed at San'a, the hijacker attempted to enter the flight deck of the Boeing 737 aircraft. He demanded to be flown to another location, reportedly Saudi Arabia. Security personnel, who had entered the aircraft through a rear door, overpowered and arrested the hijacker. There were no injuries to the 80 passengers and crew.
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 Aden International Airport to San'a International Airport as the crow flies is 305 km (191 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.