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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 08:53:34 AM »
2nd disaster for France in less that one month. 68 pax were originating from Paris-CDG and connected in Sanaa.
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 08:56:37 AM »
Very sad news.  Sincere condolences to all the families who have suffered loss in this incident..  :'(
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 12:02:56 PM »
Rough couple of months for Airbus.  :'(

Sounds like this one might have crashed on approach during rough weather.
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 01:15:58 PM »
It seems there is some very slightly better news http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8126576.stm
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 04:50:09 PM »
Sounds like this one might have crashed on approach during rough weather.
At the time of the crash the weather was good but windy:
292230 FMCH 292200Z 18022G33KT 9999 FEW020 24/17 Q1018 NOSIG=
292016 FMCH 292000Z 22024KT 9999 FEW020 25/18 Q1018 NOSIG=   

The approach to runway 20 is a right hand visual pattern (over the water), that can follow an IFR approach to runway 02. By night there are circling approach flashing lights to guide the last 180° turn, due to high terrain north-east of the runway. Those flashing light are mandatory for night operations.
By night with gusty winds it's not the easiest approach, but still this should be normal business for normally trained pilots.
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 12:51:09 AM »
BBC was talking to people who have flown with Yemenia before on that route. It sounded as though they are not the best maintained aircraft in the world. Seats not tied down etc.
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 09:48:38 AM »
Protesters tried to "block" today's Yemenia flight at CDG. Then the flight was re-allocated from T1 to T3, but it looks like many pax couldn't make it in time to the checking desks.
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 01:05:30 PM »
At least one of the black boxes has been found.
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Re: Yemen jet crashes in Indian Ocean
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009, 07:28:24 AM »
What was thought to be a Black Box signal turned out to be a distress beacon.
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