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Bomb laden drone towards Abha Airport...destroyed??

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:44 pm
by AntonioMartin
Hi! I just read this about an Iranian drone with bombs being launched towards an international airport being destroyed?

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302866016

Is this site reliable or is it "fake news" as Trump would say?

If it's true Im glad it was discovered before it did any human damage but also, worried about what these people might be able to do!

What gives, my amigos at Airliners.net????

Re: Bomb laden drone towards Abha Airport...destroyed??

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:16 pm
by tomcat
Reuters is also reporting this event. It seems that the drone has been intercepted fairly close to the airport judging by this report:

As a result of intercepting the drone, some splinters fell on the airport, causing no injuries or damage, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said, according to SPA.


https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-saudi-security-yemen/saudi-led-coalition-destroys-explosive-laden-drone-boat-launched-by-yemens-houthis-spa-idUKKBN25Q0TJ

Re: Bomb laden drone towards Abha Airport...destroyed??

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:01 pm
by T4thH
AntonioMartin wrote:
Hi! I just read this about an Iranian drone with bombs being launched towards an international airport being destroyed?

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302866016

Is this site reliable or is it "fake news" as Trump would say?

If it's true Im glad it was discovered before it did any human damage but also, worried about what these people might be able to do!

What gives, my amigos at Airliners.net????


I will be a little bit careful regarding this story. They have shot down a Houthi bomb laden UAV but the rest is likely downright nonsense. Was it the international airport or the King Khalid airbase next to it? It is just 8 km. Sorry, I am just not any more willed to believe any site down there, they are all "grey"....20 layers of light soaking of black "dark grey". Down there in this war, no one is "good".
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Re: Bomb laden drone towards Abha Airport...destroyed??

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:32 am
by atcsundevil
Just a reminder that this is an aviation forum. Political comments or discussion belong in Non Av.

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