A soldier controls the crowd to keep people away from the scene as a fire is extinguished after a plane crashed in Sanaa. Photo by Reuters
A Yemeni military transport plane has crashed near Sanaa
airport, killing all ten people onboard.
The plane came down in an abandoned produce market in the
Hasaba district near the Yemeni capital after experiencing a
technical error, an airport official said.
"The plane tried to land in an empty space in Hasaba, but
because of a technical problem it crashed and ten of the crew
died," the official said, saying the pilot was one of the ten
Ambulances raced to the scene where crowds gathered.
Witnesses said that the Antonov plane was completely burnt
out and that thick black smoke surrounded the area.
In October last year, a Yemeni military plane crash-landed at
an air base in the south of the country killing nine
passengers, including eight Syrian engineers.