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United Arab Emirates Announces Fighter Crashes In Aden Mountain

Written by Fakhri Al-Arashi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates says one of its warplanes taking part in the Saudi-led war in Yemen is missing.

The Emirates’ military made the announcement in a single-sentence statement on the state-run WAM news agency on Monday.

The statement described the event as the “loss of a fighter aircraft.”

Officials in the seven-emirate federation could not be immediately reached for comment.

Eye witnesses in Aden confirmed that the fighter Jet Crashed in Aden while it was in a military mission to fight terrorist groups in Aden south Yemen.

video was released by individuals and posted in the social media networks shows black smokes erupts from the mountain showing no further details.

The coalition said at the time that crash had been caused by a technical fault or human error, and it denied rebel claims that they downed the plane.

This is the second coalition jet to crash after a Moroccan warplane went down during a mission over Yemen in May. Its pilot was later found dead and his body was returned home.