Yemeni plane slides off runway, no casualties

SANAA — A Yemeni military C-130 ran off the runway on Thursday at the Sanaa airport, causing a fire in one engine but no casualties, said the head of the Yemeni civil aviation authority, Hamad Faraj.

By (AFP)

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Published: Thu 18 Nov 2010, 7:30 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:16 AM

The plane, which was arriving from Amman, left the runway and slid on one of its wings, causing a fire that was quickly extinguished, Faraj was quoted by the official Saba news as saying.

The airport was temporarily closed, he said, without revealing what the aircraft was carrying.

Civil aviation and the Yemeni air force have opened a joint investigation into the circumstances, he added.

The Thursday incident was the second in a little more than a week involving a Yemeni military aircraft.

On November 10, a Yemeni MiG-21 fighter jet crashed near Hudaydah airport on the Red Sea during a training mission, but the pilot survived unharmed.

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