2015-04-28 Felix Airways CRJ-700 destroyed during air raid at Sanaa


2015-04-28 Felix Airways CRJ-700 destroyed during air raid at Sanaa


In the morning hours, Saudi Arabia carried out air-strikes against the aerodrome in Sanaa, Yemen. The military operation named „Restoring Hope“, targeted Houthi rebels who had vowed to dislodge President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi.

In the air-raid the cvilian Canadair Jet took a direct hit, caught fire and and was gutted to total destruction.

The Saudi-led coalition bombed the runway of the country’s main airport to prevent an Iranian flight from landing, officials from both sides said.

An airport spokesman said, that a cargo plane was also hit.

An official at the Yemeni civil aviation authority said the runway was targeted by 20 sorties that destroyed both the take-off and landing runways.


Date: 2015-04-28 Time: 08:00
Location: OYSN SAH Sanaa Intl Airport
Country: Yemen
Flight phase: STD – Standing with Engine(s) not Operating
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.:
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Ground
Operator: Felix Airways

Type: Canadair CRJ-700
Registration: 7O-FAA
Age a/c: 6,6 years
Constr. No.: 10267


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 26th safety occurence for the operator
  • 150th safety occurence of type (B747-400)
  • 52nd safety occurence at airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question

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