FlyDubai B738 at Abha on Feb 13th 2016, missiles in vicinity

Last Update: February 16, 2016 / 21:26:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-811

Aircraft Registration
A6-FEQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A FlyDubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FEQ performing flight FZ-811 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Abha (Saudi Arabia), was on approach to Abha's Regional Airport when the crew spotted two missiles oncoming from the direction of Abha's King Khalid Airbase. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.

On Saturday, Feb 13th 2016, Saudi Arabia's Military announced, that a number of Scud missiles had been launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen towards Khamis Mushait, located east of Abha near Abha's Kind Khalid Airbase. The Scud missiles were shot down by armed forces of Saudi Arabia using precision missiles launched from King Khalid Airbase.

The occurrence aircraft departed for the return flight FZ-812 on schedule.

Saudi Arabian Authorities and the Abha Airport Authority are investigating the occurrence. Abha Regional Airport continued normal operations, no further safety threats have been observed so far.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-811

Aircraft Registration
A6-FEQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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