Monday, June 29, 2009

Airliner crashes in Indian Ocean with over 150 people on board

Airliner crashes in Indian Ocean with over 150 people on board
Yemeni plane crashes in Comoros - An airliner with 150 people on board belonging to Yemeni state carrier Yemenia Air crashed in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros on Tuesday, a senior government official said.




"We don't know if there are any survivors among the 150 people on the plane," Comoros vice-president Idi Nadhoim told Reuters from the airport at the main island's capital Moroni.




Nadhoim said the accident happened in the early hours of Tuesday, but could not give any more details.




The location was not immediately known, but a medical worker in the town of Mitsamiouli, on the main island Grande Comore, said he had been called into the local hospital.




"They have just called me to come to the hospital. They said a plane had crashed," he told Reuters.




A Comoran police source said the plane was believed to have come down in the sea. "We really have no sea rescue capabilities," he added.




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