London, June 30 (ANI): A Yemen Airways passenger plane with over 150 people on board crashed into waters close to the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday.There were 142 passengers and 11 crewmembers on board and their fate was not immediately known.
Sky News quoted a Comoran police source as saying that the plane, whose passengers included nationals of France and the Comoros, was believed to have come down in the sea. Attempts to help those on board appeared to be initially restricted.
Earlier, the plane had left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Monday and travelled to Marseille. It was flying from the Yemen capital San'a to Moroni, on the main island of Grand Comore, when it disappeared from the radar screens.
The aircraft was due to have landed in Moroni at 11 p.m. GMT Monday.
A crisis force has been set up at Charles de Gaulle.(ANI)