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Saudi warplane crashes in southwest Yemen: Defense Ministry

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A picture taken on November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi warplane preparing to take off for operations against Yemen at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase, some 880 kilometers (546 miles) from the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (Photo by AFP)

Yemen’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that a Saudi Arabian F-16 warplane has crashed while attempting to land at an airbase in southwestern Yemen.

The incident took place in Lahij Province early Saturday as the aircraft was trying to touch down at the Al Anad airbase, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported. 

The television said the aircraft was completely destroyed after one of the missiles it was carrying exploded on impact. 

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