The Straits Times
Published on Nov 21, 2012

Yemeni plane crashes near Sanaa airport, killing 10


SANAA (REUTERS) - A Yemeni military transport plane crashed near Sanaa airport and burst into flames on Wednesday, killing all 10 people onboard, an airport official said.

The plane came down in an abandoned produce market in the Hasaba district near the Yemeni capital's airport after suffering a technical problem, the official said.

"The plane tried to land in an empty space in Hasaba, but because of a technical problem it crashed, and 10 of the crew died," the official said.

The official said the Antonov plane was on a training exercise, with seven new graduate officers and three crew members onboard when the pilot reported a problem with one of the engines.