November 6, 2017
Middle Eastern news outlets are claiming an aircraft carrying Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, deputy governor of the Asir Region, and several other Saudi government officials crashed near the provincial capital of Ahba Sunday.
The English-language edition of Saudi government-owned Al-Arabiya News reported the group was traveling by Blackhawk helicopter on a tour of several infrastructure projects in the region and showed a video of the group boarding the helicopter.
Sources were initially conflicted as to whether the group was traveling by helicopter or plane, but were agreed that all eight officials aboard were killed. Lebanon’s LBC Group, for example, reported a helicopter, and showed photographs of the wreckage. Al-Arabiya News later affirmed this determination. Saudi News 50 posted a video of the wreckage on Twitter:
— أخبار السعودية (@SaudiNews50) November 5, 2017
This article was posted: Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:25 am