Military personnel and fire fighters try to extinguish a fire at the site of an aircraft crash in Sanaa February 19, 2013. A Yemeni fighter jet crashed in the centre of the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least six people, medical sources said. REUTE
Yemeni warplane crashes in Sanaa, six dead: sources
Posted : Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:35AM
SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni fighter jet crashed in the centre of the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least six people, medical sources said.
The ministry said in a text message that the warplane had been on a training flight when it came down in a western residential district. Pictures of the crash on social media sites showed one body near burning wreckage of the aircraft. Several cars were on fire and debris littered the street.
A security official said without elaborating that the pilot had ejected from the plane. A military official said the aircraft was a Russian SU-22.
(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Mahmoud Habboush; Editing by Jon Hemming)
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