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Fighter jet crashes in Yemen

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 00:57

May 13 - A fighter jet crashes into a residential building in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Sunita Rappai reports.

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Crowds gather around the remains of a fighter jet that crashed into a residential neighbourhood in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday. According to an eyewitness, pieces of the pilot's body were amongst the plane's wreckage. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EYE WITNESS, MOHAMED NASSER, SAYING: "The plane exploded in the air and its wing landed in the street. Parts of the pilot's body were here under the car, the engine of the plane in the yard and its remains were in that other house." A police officer at the scene said there were no casualties. "We went into the flats upstairs and did not find anyone hurt," he says. "We brought the families out and extinguished the fire in some places." Monday's crash is the second in Yemen this year. In February, a Yemeni air force plane on a training flight crashed in a western residential district of Sanaa, killing at least nine people.

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Fighter jet crashes in Yemen

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 00:57