Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 May 2019

Saudi military jet crashes during training session

All of the crew died, but it is not known how many people were on board

RAF Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer. Courtesy BAE Systems
RAF Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer. Courtesy BAE Systems

A Saudi military aircraft crashed during a training mission in the kingdom's northeast on Monday, killing all of the crew, the kingdom said.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced the crash on Tuesday but did give any more details.

The report did not say how many crew members were on board the plane, which was a Hawk - a low-cost training aircraft produced by BAE Systems.

Investigations are under way to determine the cause of the crash.

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