Latest News
6 Nov 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Helicopter Crash Kills Saudi Prince, Many Other Officials

A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reported.

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was travelling with several officials when the helicopter crashed, Al-Ikhbariya news channel said.

The cause of the crash is unknown.
Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a ballistic missile, fired from Yemen, near Riyadh airport the day before.

Eight people were on board the helicopter, including the Undersecretary and the Secretary of the Asir Region, Al-Arabiya reported, citing sources. None are believed to have survived the crash.

The incident occurred as the officials were on their way back from an inspection trip to al-Saida al-Sawalha Center in the municipality of Mahail Asir, it added. A video, believed to be the last one of Prince Mansour alive, was released by the channel, showing him and accompanying officials boarding the helicopter.

A spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry said that the flight authorities lost contact with the helicopter near the Reda reserve, close to Abha city, where the officials carried out inspections earlier in the day, as cited by the Saudi Press Agency.
  • Blogger Comments
  • Facebook Comments

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Item Reviewed: BREAKING NEWS: Helicopter Crash Kills Saudi Prince, Many Other Officials Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Link Naija