France ‘banned Yemen crash plane’ Tuesday, Jun 30 2009 

A Yemeni airline which crashed into the Indian Ocean was banned from France in 2007 because of “irregularities”, France’s transport minister has said. Dominique Bussereau told parliament of ongoing concerns about the safety record of the Yemenia Airbus 310.

In Paris, Mr Bussereau told legislators that the Yemenia Airbus 310 which crashed was not permitted to fly into France.A few years ago, we banned this plane from national territory because we believed it presented a certain number of irregularities in its technical equipment,” Mr Bussereau told parliament.


One Child Found Alive in Indian Ocean Jet Crash Tuesday, Jun 30 2009 

A five-year-old child has been found alive, hours after a Yemeni airliner crashed in the Indian Ocean with more than 150 people on board.Some bodies have also been recovered from the wreckage of the plane.The Yemenia Airbus 310 flight IY626 was flying from the Yemeni capital Sanaa, but many passengers on the plane began their journey in France.