Saudi Black Hawk brought down in Yemen, 13 killed
Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A Black Hawk helicopter belonging to the Saudi Arabian military has crashed in Yemen, killing at least 13 personnel, according to Saudi news agency SPA.

SPA reported that the crash happened while armed forces were carrying out operational duties in the province of Marib in Yemen.

Four officers and eight noncommissioned officers from the Saudi armed forces were reportedly killed when the helicopter went down.

The cause of the crash is not known and is being investigated, the agency added.


According to preliminary information from Yemen, civilian defense forces are responsible for shooting down the Saudi helicopter.


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