Arab coalition pilot and assistant killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

Arab News | Published: September 14, 2018

 

A Saudi-led coalition pilot and his assistant were killed in a helicopter crash in Yemen Friday, Saudi Press Agency reported. (AFP)

 

JEDDAH – A Saudi-led coalition pilot and his assistant were killed in a helicopter crash in Yemen Friday, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi-led coalition Spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that a Royal Saudi Land Forces helicopter crashed at 8.20am local time as a result of a technical failure which resulted in the death of the pilot and his assistant in Yemen.

The two men died whilst on duty fighting terrorism and combating smuggling in Al-Mahrah province, eastern Yemen.

Al-Mahrah province, bordering Oman in east Yemen, has seen little fighting compared to the rest of the country.

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