Unlawful Interference Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3) VR-AAN, Tuesday 22 November 1966
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Date:Tuesday 22 November 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aden Airways
Registration: VR-AAN
MSN: 4284
Year of manufacture:1942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Wadi Rabtah -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mayfa'ah Airport (MFY)
Destination airport:Aden International Airport (ADE/ODAA)
The DC-3 had reached a cruising height of 6000 feet, 20 minutes after takeoff from Mayfa'ah when an explosive device detonated in the passenger cabin, on the left side just above the wing. The DC-3 disintegrated and crashed.


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  • 18th worst accident in 1966
  • 52nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 33rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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