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Yemenia 747SP destroyed completely

Old 22nd Jul 2015, 18:58
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Yemenia 747SP destroyed completely

Pics are now online of the aircraft burnt to ashes barring a few bits, entire fuselage and tail gone.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/319/19...444fb338_z.jpg
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Old 22nd Jul 2015, 21:17
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outer wing section pic

This picture posted at 747sp.com shows the starboard wing largely surviving outboard of an outboard engine. Otherwise a lot of ashes.



Press accounts describe this as having been the long-term presidential aircraft 7O-YMN, casualty of gunfire during airport "change of command ceremonies" a few days ago. Previously reported to have been seriously damaged and written off in another such incident in March 2015.
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According to wikipedia it hasn't flown since 2010, but it visited Los Angeles some years ago.
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Having had a sniff around Google Earth this afternoon, I take it that the photograph of the SP was taken at Khormaksar?

Some heretic once commented that if a 5 megaton nuclear weapon was ever to be dropped on Aden then it might just cause $100 worth of damage.

I could not possibly comment having only spent two years there soaking up the atmosphere.
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Why anyone would fight over this place is beyond me. I spent a lifetime at Khormaksar between '63 and '65 on good old 84 Sqn. Aden is surely the armpit of the world.
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There's still a bit of life in that no.4 engine!
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Why anyone would fight over this place is beyond me. I spent a lifetime at Khormaksar between '63 and '65 on good old 84 Sqn. Aden is surely the armpit of the world.
Lower down Helena - half way between armpit and ankle, and round back!
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Lower down Helena - half way between armpit and ankle, and round back!
Since when was the fine city of Calcutta demoted from that position ?
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