Crashed Yemenia plane had sparked EU probe

01 July 2009

The Airbus plane that crashed off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros was the same aircraft that sparked an EU inquiry two years ago into Yemenia airline's safety record, Reuters has reported, citing an unnamed EU Commission official. 'The concern was (about) incomplete reporting procedure and incomplete follow-up,' he told the news service. Meanwhile, EU Transport Commissioner Antonio Tajani said Yemenia had passed the necessary checks to avoid a ban on operating in the 27-nation bloc, but that EU experts would ask it to explain what had happened in the Comoros accident.

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