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| 26 February 2024, Monday |

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

According to the Saudi Ministry of Defense, all of the soldiers on board died when one of the country’s fighter jets crashed on Thursday as it was conducting a training exercise.

The mishap involving an F-15 fighter jet occurred during a regular training flight at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran, according to ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Turki al-Maliki.

To ascertain what caused the crash, an investigation has been launched.

A similar tragedy occurred in July when all of the crew members on board a Saudi F-15 died after it crashed in Khamis Mushait while on a training flight.

A mechanical issue caused another F-15 to crash in November of last year at the King Abdulaziz Air Base training area, but the two officers inside managed to live by using their ejector seats.

    Source:
  • alarabiya