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Saudi military training aircraft crashes, crew killed

Saudi defence ministry opens investigation into crash of the British-manufactured Hawk jet

Saudi military training aircraft crashes, crew killed
An investigation was opened into the cause of Monday's crash of the British-manufactured Hawk.

A Saudi military trainer aircraft crashed while on a training mission in the 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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