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SABA, Yemen’s official news agency, is quoting an unknown website named Almotamar that claims French warships engaging in military exercises near the Comoros Islands mistakenly shot down the crashed Yemenia Airbus A310-304 7O-ADJ (msn 535) on June 30, 2009. 7O-ADJ was operating flight IY 626 between Sana’a and Moroni in the Comoros Islands. The official investigation continues and this report cannot be collaborated with any other reliable sources.
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Yemenia (Yemen Airways) (Sana’a) lost its Airbus A310-304 7O-ADJ (msn 535) this morning with 142 passengers and 11 crew on board. The jetliner was flying flight IY 626 between Sana’a and Moroni (Comoros Islands) in the Indian Ocean. The aircraft crashed into the sea near Mitsamiodi (Comoros) while on approach to Moroni. Rescue ships and aircraft are searching for any possible survivors. One child has already been rescued.