Yemenia Airbus crash

This item appears on page 20 of the August 2009 issue.

Yemenia Airways flight 1Y626 crashed in the Indian Ocean near Comoros on June 30 killing 153 passengers and a crew of 11. A young teenage girl survived. The 19-year-old Airbus A310 was attempting to land at Moroni, Comoros. Passengers in France had transferred onto the plane in Sanaa, Yemen. The cause of the crash is not yet known.