Saudi Black Hawk helicopter crashes near Yemen Border

A Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying government officials crashed in the southwest Asir Region near Yemen border, killing all onboard.

According to Al Arabiya, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of the Asir region, and several senior regional government officials had died in the crash.

A video showing Muqrin boarding a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the RSLF (Saudi Arabian Army) on his way to inspect some projects in Asir province, only hours before the crash was published online earlier.

Search operation for the wreckage of the helicopter is currently under way, according to media reports.

​Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the son of Prince Muqrin al-Saud, former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, was also a member of the House of Saud, and an advisor at the court of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.



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