Bahraini F-16 jet crashes in Saudi near Yemen border

F-16 fighter jet has crashed onear border region Jizan while its pilot survived. (Photo supplied to Al Arabiya News Channel)

According to the coalition forces in Yemen, a Bahrain F-16 fighter jet has crashed on Wednesday in southern Saudi Arabia close to the Yemen border in Jizan.

The fighter jet had experienced technical failure but its pilot has survived the crash.

A statement by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and released by the Saudi Press Agency said that to "the Bahraini air force pilot participating in the coalition managed to escape after his plane crashed in Jizan region on Wednesday morning after a technical malfunction."

 

Bahrain has taken part in the Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing Iran-allied Houthi militias for nine months, and scores of ground forces from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have been killed since the start of the conflict.

In a separate incident, Bahrain's official news agency BNA reported on Tuesday that three of its servicemen were killed along Saudi Arabia's southern border.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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