Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes in Yemen due to technical fault, Statement

Reuters , Sunday 7 Jan 2018

Warplanes of the Saudi Royal air force are seen flying in formation over the Riyadh military airport
Warplanes of the Saudi Royal air force are seen flying in formation over the Riyadh military airport (AFP)

A warplane from Saudi Arabia's air forces fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen crashed on Sunday due to a technical fault while conducting military operations, a statement carried by the Saudi state news agency SPA said.

The Houthi armed movement's TV channel al-Massirah earlier said Houthi forces had shot down the fighter in Saada province, adding it was a Britain-made Tornado.

The Saudi statement said the plane had crashed in the war zone. It said the Saudi-led coalition conducted a special operation to evacuate the two pilots who survived the crash.

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