2015-05-04 Yemeni Air Force IL-76 destroyed in air-raid at Sanaa
The parked Ilyushin IL-76 was destroyed during a saud-led air-trike on the civilian side of Sanaa Airport. The IL-76 was hit in the wings. Leaking fuel lead to a large fire quickly consuming most of the aircraft.
Four other persons at or near the airport have been reported killed during the air-strikes.
The air strikes came just a day after coalition jets struck Sanaa’s al Dulaimi military airbase, destroying the last remaining landing strips in the war-torn country.
The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes in Yemen since late March against the Houthis and their allies, whose rapid advances forced Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government into exile in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia is trying to restore Hadi’s government.
Date: 2015-05-04 Time: –
Location: OYSN SAH Sanaa Intl Airport
Flight phase: STD – Standing with Engine(s) not Operating
Damage to a/c: hull loss
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Operator: Yemen Air Force
Leased from: Unknown
Type: Ilyushin Il-76TD
Age a/c: 22,1 years
Constr. No.: 1033415497
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