Saudi Arabia: Fighter Jet Falls Due to Technical Issues
The Saudi Ministry of Defense announced Monday that a fighter jet crashed due to a technical malfunction during a training mission, and its aircrew survived.
The Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki stated that a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Fighter Jet fell as a result of a technical malfunction during a routine training mission in the King Abdulaziz Air Base training area in the Eastern Province.
He said that the aircrew, consisting of two officers, have survived the incident after using the ejector seat. No injuries, nor ground damage were recorded, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
An investigation committee has commenced its tasks to uncover the details and reasons behind this incident, the Ministry's spokesperson added.
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