Wednesday, April 29, 2015

RSAF efforts against Iran flight destined for Sana'a, Yemen

Photo published 28APR15 by Mashregh News claiming to depict Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle intercept of Iranian commercial flight destined for Sana'a International Airport (SAH / OYSN)

Iran claims flight was carrying humanitarian aid to Sana'a, while Anarullah sources claimed the return flight intended to evacuated wounded to Iran for treatment.

Aircraft from where above photo was taken inside appears possibly to be a Mahan Air Airbus A310-300 series.

Close-up of RSAF McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle air superiority fighter aircraft

Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, told Reuters that Sana'a International Airport was bombed after the Iranian aircraft "refused to coordinate with the coalition" and the pilot ignored orders to turn back. Iranian state news agency IRNA, confirming the incident, said the pilots had ignored "illegal" warnings from Saudi jets to turn back before the runway was bombed. [source: Reuters]

Photo published by Mashregh News claiming to depict the view from inside the commercial jetliner, as it was intercepted by RSAF McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft.

File photo: wing section of a Mahan Air Airbus A310-300 series aircraft
[photo: Mohammadreza Farhadi Aref]

File photo: Mahan Air Airbus A310-300 series long-range twin-engined wide-body jet airliner 
[photo: Terry Wade]

Video still from IRINN depicting 28APR15 attack by Saudi-led coalition tactical aviation on Sana'a International Airport. At left is a Felix Airways Bombardier CRJ-702ER regional airliner, while its sister aircraft can be seen in the distance ablaze. Two Ilyushin Il-76 "Candid" strategic airlifters are also visible in the imagery.

Video still depicting anti-runway operations being conducted by Saudi-led coalition tactical aviation, reportedly in efforts to prevent Iranian aircraft from utilizing Sana'a International Airport.

Burned wreckage of a Felix Airways Bombardier CRJ-702ER regional airliner, destroyed 28APR15 by attacking Saudi-led coalition aircraft. Aircraft registration 7O-FAA (cn 10267).


interested party said...

Thanks. As usual very informative. Not so usual is the sloppiness in details. The heading picture is an F16 not a F15. I may be being pedantic. I admire the standards of this site. Such a glaring mistake is more usual in News Ltd media.

Anonymous said...

thank's for the report but the Jet doesn't look like F-16, it's likely F-15

Mark Pyruz said...

Apologies for misidentifying the aircraft. Corrected to RSAF McDonnell Douglas F-15C.

interested party said...

Now I should apologize for my sloppiness. My pedant-ism got the better of me and in my post i had my 15's and 16's all mixed up too!