A Yemenia Airbus A320-200, registration 7O-AFB performing flight IY-608 from Aden (Yemen) to Cairo (Egypt) with 156 people on board, was climbing out of Aden when the crew stopped the climb at FL280 but continued in direction of Cairo. The crew subsequently needed to shut one of the engines (V2527) down, descended the aircraft to FL190 and diverted to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) for a safe landing.
Passengers reported the captain announced one of the engines had stopped working.
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 8.5 hours while it was determined the indication prompting the engine shut down was false, the engine had no defect whatsoever and necessary repairs on the indication system were made. The aircraft subsequently continued the flight to Cairo.