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Air Force F-15S fighter jet crashes during drills due to technical malfunction , crew unharmed: Saudi Defence ministry

RIYADH, 7th November, 2022 (WAM) -- A Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S fighter jet crashed at the King Abdulaziz Air Base training area due to a technical malfunction, the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki said on Monday.

The aircrew, which consisted of two officers, survived the crash after using their ejector seats, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) cited the spokesperson as saying.

“No injuries or ground damages have been reported,” the ministry's spokesperson said.

“An investigation committee has commenced its tasks to uncover the details and reasons behind this incident,” SPA quoted al-Maliki as saying.

Esraa Esmail