Date & Time: Aug 9, 2005 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Aden – Al Mukalla
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft departed Aden on a flight to Al Mukalla with 44 soldiers and five crew members on board. While descending to Al Mukalla Airport, both engines stopped. The crew made an emergency landing in a desert area located about 30 km east of Al Mukalla Airport. Twenty people escaped unhurt while 28 others were injured, seven seriously. Unfortunately, the captain was killed.
It is believed that both engines failed following a fuel exhaustion.