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]
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]