Meg 29 crashes in Amran Governorate [Archives:2005/857/Local News]

July 7 2005

Sana'a 3/7/2005- A military Meg 29 Russian plain crashed in Amran, when its rear engine caught on fire, a military source in the ministry of defense said.

The pilot jumped with his parachute after he discovered the fire.

Yemen has said lately that it had bought 14 Meg 29 planes from Russia, to be received in batches this year.

Russia declared two months ago that it had handed eight Meg fighters to Yemen, in accordance with a dual cooperation agreement between the two countries. These planes are said to be insured by Russia.