Yemen: Military aircraft crashes into residential neighborhood, pilot killed. No details of the ground casualties – 130513 2330z

(Photo: Military aircraft crashes in Sana’a

A Yemeni military aircraft has faced a technical glitch and gone down in a residential neighborhood of the capital, Sana’a.
A Yemeni military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Russian-built Sukhoi fighter jet crashed into the al-Aslahi district in southern Sana’a on Monday. He added that the pilot of the warplane died in the incident.
There have been no immediate reports about casualties on the ground.
The incident on Monday was the second of its kind in the Yemeni capital so far in 2013. A Yemeni air force plane crashed in Sana’a in February. A dozen people died in the crash landing. The SU-22 fighter jet was on a training mission, when it ploughed into a residential street in the west of the city. Security sources said two children and three women were among the dead.
Yemen’s air force has a base 14 kilometers (about nine miles) north of Sana’a. Plane crashes in the Yemeni capital have angered local residents, who have been calling on the government to immediately end all air force training activities in Sana’a. The Yemeni air force reportedly has 30 SU-22 fighter jets and four SU-22UM3 aircraft.
Monday, 13 May, 2013 at 10:24 (10:24 AM) UTC RSOE

Other Reports

Third Airplane Crashing in Sana’a in Less Than a Year

By Asma Al-Mohattwari, Jihan Anwar, Maram alAbbasi

This morning, 13th of May, a jet fighter crashed in Sana’a.

A Sukhoi 22 military jet exploded in the air at 11.30am according to witnesses, leaving the pilot, Ibraheem alAghbari, dead. Parts of the plane exploded causing injuries and accidents in various part of 50 street, in Dar Salm area.

Ibrahem alDheibani reported that he was in the area to fill the water tank of one of the residences when he saw the plane exploding.

“I hid under the water truck and saw pieces of the airplane falling in all directions,” he said.

AlDheibani stated that the remaining of the jet fighter fell on a nearby car company injuring four employees.

Two building burned while the windows of other three constructions broke from the impact of the Sukhoi pieces.

A woman witness who was in her home at the time of the accident told National Yemen that as the plane exploded; she thought that her own house was on fire. “hen I went to the window and saw the blazing plane. I didn’t know what else to do except hold my daughter and wait for us to die,”she said.

AlDheibani, the water truck owner, was the one that put out the fire while the firefighter came only after it was extinguished.

This is the third accident in less than a year taking place in the capital Sana’a.

The last one was in 19th February 2013, in which 12 people died and 21 were injured following the crash of a Sukhoi 22 jet fighter in Change Square.  After an examination of the black box it was stated that the accident happened because of a technical problem in the jet.

The Ministry of Interior has started to conduct the investigations for this case and will provide ulterior information.

END Yemeni military jet crashes in Sana’a

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 - 04 Rajab 1434 H

Yemenis look on at some of the debris of a Russian-made Yemeni military jet after it crashed into a residential district of the capital Sanaa on Monday, killing the pilot, officials said. Witnesses said the plane exploded in the air before crashing and debris from the aircraft scattered across the area, causing light damage to buildings and shattering windows. AFP


Military aircraft crashes in Sana’a, state TV says – Trend

“A military aircraft crashed Monday in a residential area of the Yemeni capital Sana’a, dpa reported according to state television.

There were no immediate reports of deaths and injuries, according to independent news site Mareb Press.

A massive fire broke out after the plane crashed into houses in the south of the city, Mareb reported, following the third such crash in six months.

Twelve people were killed in February when a military plane crashed near Sana’a University, while 10 military personnel were killed in November when an Antonov transport aircraft crashed into buildings in the north of the capital.” –

Military jet comes down in Yemen

(Video credit: journey344)

Published on 13 May 2013

MIRRORED BY : AlJazeeraEnglish
A Russian-made Yemeni military jet has crashed into a residential district of the capital Sanaa killing the pilot.
The Sukhoi crashed on Monday into “Al-Asbahi residential district in southern Sanaa,” the official said.

Al Jazeera’s Adam Haynes reports.

Yemen military plane crashes

(Video credit:news2242)

Published on 13 May 2013

A pilot in Yemen has died after the plane he was flying exploded in mid-air, according to an army official.


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