Date & Time: Nov 22, 1966 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Aden - Maifa'a
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
About 20 minutes after its departure from Aden Airport, while cruising at an altitude of 6,000 feet, the aircraft exploded in the air, disintegrated and crashed in a desert area located in the region of Wādī Rabţah. The debris were found few hours later. None of the 30 occupants survived the crash. The crash site was located about 140 km east of the route Aden - Maifa'a, northeast of Ahwar.
It was determined that the explosion was caused by the detonation of an explosive device located in a passenger bag stored in the left bag compartment, just above the left wing. The reason of this act of sabotage and the author remains unknown.