An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows people heading to Sanaa International Airport as they prepare to leave Yemen on August 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO/AFPTV
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A French court Thursday ordered Yemenia airline to pay more than 30 million euros ($34 million) in damages to the families of victims of a deadly 2009 crash off the Comoros islands.Many of the passengers were Comorans heading home from France for summer break, which often include family and wedding celebrations on the islands.They had been flying from Paris and Marseille to the Comoros via the Yemeni capital Sanaa, where they were transferred from the plane that had carried them from France to the A310 .A 2007 check of the A310 by French inspectors had found numerous faults with the plane.
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