Saudi F-15 fighter jet crashes, kills all crew members

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense said that one of its fighter jets crashed during a training mission on Thursday, killing all the soldiers onboard.

The ministry’s spokesman, Brig. Gen. Turki al-Maliki, said the accident involving an F-15 fighter jet happened during a routine training flight at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran.

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An investigation has been opened to determine what caused the crash.

In a similar incident in July, a Saudi F-15 crashed during a training mission in Khamis Mushait, killing all members of crew onboard.

In November of last year, another F-15 crashed at the King Abdulaziz Air Base training area due to a technical malfunction, but the two officers onboard survived after using their ejector seats.

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