July 16, 1992 |
A military transport plane crashed in a sandstorm near Aden, killing all 58 people aboard, officials said Wednesday. All the victims were Yemenis. The plane crashed Tuesday while on a flight to Aden from the island of Socotra, a former Soviet military base. There were no reports of any top officials on the plane, and sabotage was not suspected. Foreign Minister Abdel-Karim Iryani said the plane crashed in extremely poor visibility after it twice attempted to land.