2015-05-04 Yemeni Air Force IL-76 destroyed in air-raid at Sanaa


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
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: Yemen Air Force
Leased from: Unknown

Type: Ilyushin Il-76TD
Registration: 7O-ADG
Age a/c: 22,1 years
Constr. No.: 1033415497


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 4 0
Injuries 0 0

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