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Coalition jet crashes in Yemen’s Saada, pilots survive

The two pilots survived the crash and were transported back to base. (File Photo: Reuters)

Two pilots from the Arab Coalition fighting in Yemen have been evacuated from an operations area following a joint search and rescue operation after their fighter jet crashed due to a technical failure in Yemen’s Saada province.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Malki, Spokesman of the Joint Coalition Forces, disclosed that at 03:40 p.m. on Sunday, a Saudi Royal Air Force fighter jet was exposed to a technical failure after implementing one of the operational tasks to support legitimacy in Yemen which resulted in its fall inside the operation area with no injuries to the aircraft’s crew.

“The Arab Coalition Forces Command implemented a private joint operation to evacuate two pilots in participation of air and land forces where the two pilots were evacuated into the Kingdom’s territories,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.

 

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Last Update: Monday, 8 January 2018 KSA 00:10 - GMT 21:10
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