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Yemen general denounces 'sabotage' of air force

Yemen's air force has been the target of "sabotage", the country's military aviation chief said in a televised interview, days after a fighter jet crashed in the capital Sanaa. "The air force is the target of systematic sabotage," General Rashed al-Janad told the private channel Al-Saida in the interview broadcast late on Friday. He said the Sukhoi SU-22 that crashed in Sanaa last Monday, killing the pilot, was caused by "shots hitting the aircraft" as it prepared to land at a base next to the capital's airport.

Yemen army jet crashes in Sanaa, pilot killed

A Russian-made Yemeni military jet ploughed into a residential district of the capital Sanaa on Monday killing the pilot, an army official told AFP, and witnesses said it exploded in mid-air before crashing. The Sukhoi crashed into "Al-Asbahi residential district in southern Sanaa," the official said. Witnesses said the plane exploded in the air before crashing and debris from the aircraft scattered across the area, causing light damage to buildings and shattering windows.

Yemen army jet crashes in Sanaa, pilot killed

A Russian-made Yemeni military jet crashed into a residential district of the capital Sanaa on Monday killing the pilot, an army official told AFP. The Sukhoi crashed into "Al-Asbahi residential district in southern Sanaa," the official said. The official did not provide further details. The accident is the second of its kind in the capital this year after 12 people died in February when another military aircraft ploughed into a building in a residential area.

Yemen military aircraft crashes in Sanaa, kills 12

A Yemeni military aircraft ploughed into a building in a residential neighbourhood of Sanaa on Tuesday, killing the pilot and at least 11 civilians, medics and witnesses said. Medics said the toll, which included two children and three women and left another 22 injured, was expected to rise Several hours after the crash rescue teams were still sifting through the rubble in search of any survivors in the Qadissiya area of homes and shops near Change Square, epicentre of the 2011 uprising that ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Yemen military aircraft crashes in Sanaa, kills 9

A Yemeni military aircraft ploughed into a building in a residential neighbourhood of Sanaa on Tuesday, killing the pilot and at least nine civilians, medics and witnesses said. Medics said the toll, which included two children and three women and left another 22 injured, was expected to rise Several hours after the crash rescue teams were still sifting through the rubble for survivors, the AFP correspondent said.

UPDATE 2-Yemeni warplane crashes in capital Sanaa, 12 dead

(Death toll rises, quotes) SANAA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A Yemeni air force plane crashed in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, security sources said. State news agency Saba said three women and two children were among those killed when the plane, on a training flight, came down in a western residential district. Eleven people were wounded, security sources said.

Yemen military aircraft crashes in Sanaa, kills 9

A Yemeni military aircraft ploughed into a building in a residential neighbourhood of Sanaa on Tuesday killing at least nine people, medics and witnesses said. The pilot was killed when the plane crashed near Change Square in eastern Sanaa, while at least eight civilians died on the ground, the sources said. A military source identified the plane as a Russian-made Sukhoi SU-22 attack aircraft, but was unable to say what caused the crash which he said killed pilot Mohamed Shaker.

7 die as Yemen military aircraft crashes in Sanaa: medics

A Yemeni military aircraft ploughed into a building in a residential neighbourhood of Sanaa on Tuesday killing at least seven people, mostly civilians, the emergency services said. The pilot and six civilians were killed in the crash which occurred near Change Square, an epicentre of the revolt that ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The toll is expected to rise as the aircraft crashed and badly damaged a building which houses residences and shops. An AFP correspondent reported several ambulances reaching the scene of the crash while helicopters flew overhead.
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