Yemen

Military Jet Crashes in Yemen

Second such accident this year

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A Russian-made Yemeni military jet has crashed into a residential district of the capital Sanaa killing the pilot, an army official told AFP news agency.

The Sukhoi crashed on Monday 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.

That plane had also been identified as a Sukhoi SU-22 attack aircraft, and had been on a training mission.

An air base is located near the Sanaa international airport, just 15 kilometres (nine miles) north of the capital.