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Saudi AH-6i crashes during training sortie

06 September 2018

A Boeing AH-6i light attack and reconnaissance helicopter operated by the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) crashed on 6 September, killing one of the two crew members and injuring the other.

The incident, which was confirmed by the SANG shortly after, saw the ‘Little Bird’-variant helicopter come down during a training sortie at Khashm Al-An airport in Riyadh. The US instructor died, while his Saudi student survived with unspecified injuries.

“Investigation committees are still completing their procedures to find out the causes of the accident,” the Saudi Press Agency quoted the SANG as saying.

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