Another Saudi military aircraft crashed in less than 24 hours

Updated: 2012-12-04 02:53


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RIYADH - A Hawk aircraft of Saudi Air Forces crashed during a training mission on Monday, but its pilot survived after using a parachute, Saudi News Agency reported.

The accident occurred in less than 24 hours after the crash of a F15 jet of Royal Saudi Air Forces, the reported said quoting an official source at Defense Ministry.

The Hawk aircraft, serving at King Faisal Air Base in northwestern region, crashed due to a technical glitch while approaching the runway, the source said. The pilot has been referred to a hospital, with no information of his condition released so far.

The F15 jet was also on a training mission, with the pilot still missing.

Two technical teams have been formed to investigate the two accidents.