Saudi trainer jet crashes, killing crew

A Saudi Royal Air Force Hawk trainer jet. An investigation was opened into the cause of the crash of the British-manufactured Hawk. For illustrative purposes only.

Riyadh: A Saudi military trainer aircraft crashed on Monday while on a training mission, northwest of the kingdom, killing the crew, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.


An investigation was opened into the cause of Monday’s crash of the British-manufactured Hawk, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.

It provided no further details of the circumstances of the accident and did not specify how many crew were on board.

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