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Saudi helicopter crashes in Yemen

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Saudi fighting helicopter crashed in Yemeni province of Marib, the pilots were killed, reports TASS statement of the command of the Arabian coalition fighting in Yemen on the side of the pro-government forces against the Houthis.


Saudi helicopter crashes in Yemen


"Captain Ayman al-Fifi and Lieutenant Muhammad al-Hasan, who served in the army aviation the ground forces of the kingdom, died as a result of the fall of the Apache helicopter ",
reported in a short release.

The main version of what happened is “bad weather conditions in the region” where the flight took place.

Recall that the standoff in Yemen has lasted since August 2014. In the most active phase, it outgrew 2015 in March after the invasion of the Arab coalition forces led by the Saudis. According to the UN, over 6,4 thousand people have already died in the conflict, more than 30 thousand have suffered.

Also in the media there was information about the American aircraft shot down in Iraq. True, the US Department of Defense denied this information.

“Reports that the IG shot down an American plane near the Iraqi province of Anbar are not true. All US aircraft and coalitions are now in place, ”the Pentagon said.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 26 July 2016 12: 02
    +12
    The helicopter fell. Where? In Yemen. But what did the Saudi helicopter do there? Is he flying too far? And therefore, of course, I am sorry for the relatives of the victims, but not so much that I would not understand that the pilots climbed up where they were not very happy, and the locals did not ask to do this. And I won’t be surprised if a video soon appears where this helicopter was helped to fall to the ground ...
    1. Pavel1
      Pavel1 26 July 2016 12: 11
      +1


      difficult weather conditions in the desert in summer, what would it mean? Maybe RPG-7?
      1. black
        black 26 July 2016 12: 41
        0
        Or maybe a sumum? In the desert, there are such sandstorms that wow.
        1. RUSOIVAN
          RUSOIVAN 26 July 2016 13: 09
          +4
          The weather conditions have been assigned an extraordinary military rank!
      2. askort154
        askort154 26 July 2016 13: 30
        0
        I looked at the weather, thunderstorms were forecast for today.
        And thunderstorms there are very powerful, especially if in mountainous areas.
        So, it is quite real - "fit".
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 26 July 2016 19: 17
      0
      On other resources: died in operations - missiles. Armored personnel carrier and 8 people. killed.
    3. Lord_Bran
      Lord_Bran 27 July 2016 09: 56
      0
      Yes not ... What are you. It’s just that the bastard’s kerosene is over.
  2. Arkan
    Arkan 26 July 2016 12: 04
    +2
    All the royal cavalry, all the royal army ... They can do nothing with the poorly armed, but persistent and motivated to victory Husites.
    1. svp67
      svp67 26 July 2016 12: 06
      +7
      Quote: Arkan
      Can’t do anything with the poorly armed

      Troops using "Tochka-U" are somehow poorly armed and poorly trained.
      1. Speedy
        Speedy 26 July 2016 12: 47
        +2
        Yes, not only Tochku-U, these guys will probably be the cooler Afghans, they also fight without interruption and already mundane, but at a higher technological level. In due time so many rather modern weapons drove into Yemen .. A barrel of gunpowder ..
      2. Arkan
        Arkan 26 July 2016 15: 45
        +2
        "Tochka-U" is not an indicator of a full-fledged army. The Saudis have a modern army, with all the attributes, the Navy, the Air Force, armored and infantry units. Another thing is that the Saudis, as a warrior, are equal to zero. Against this background, the Houthis, using guerrilla tactics, but weakly armed, benefit from motivation and military spirit.
        1. svp67
          svp67 26 July 2016 16: 56
          +1
          Quote: Arkan
          "Tochka-U" is not an indicator of a full-fledged army

          Well, you know, not only did they manage to launch it, they also hit it for sure, and moreover, they were able to save and prepare it. And all this is a VERY high skill, a farmer will not do this, without very serious preparation.
          1. Speedy
            Speedy 26 July 2016 19: 28
            +1
            That's right, thanks to one motivation and fortitude (which certainly exists) launching and hitting tactical missiles (not only the Point but also Iranian missiles) will hardly work. And their "guerrilla attacks" smack of serious and operational and tactical training. Carrying out such operations and retaining weapons and qualified specialists, using them successfully and on time, in the conditions of the enemy's total technical superiority in principle, speaks of the professional work of staff officers.
        2. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 26 July 2016 23: 14
          0
          Yes, yes, the modern army, laughing unable to use modern weapons for their intended purpose and sifting through the obviously weakly armed semi-partisan army of Yemen!
        3. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 26 July 2016 23: 14
          0
          Yes, yes, the modern army, laughing unable to use modern weapons for their intended purpose and sifting through the obviously weakly armed semi-partisan army of Yemen!
  3. KVashentcev
    KVashentcev 26 July 2016 12: 04
    +1
    Sorry for the pilots, there is no helicopter and the state.
    1. DartVerter
      DartVerter 26 July 2016 12: 17
      +4
      What is the helicopter guilty of? He is in general a bonded machine.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 26 July 2016 16: 37
        0
        Quote: KVashentcev
        Sorry for the pilots, there is no helicopter and the state.

        Quote: DartWerther
        What is the helicopter guilty of? He is in general a bonded machine.

        Helicopter and pilots sorry state is not. smile
  4. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 26 July 2016 12: 32
    +4
    There Apache and the road. We are waiting for new episodes of the fascinating comedy series "The Ridiculous Adventures of the Saudis in Yemen".
  5. Berkut24
    Berkut24 26 July 2016 12: 38
    +5
    Yes, the Saudis have advertised American equipment in recent years so much that I no longer fear for our military exports.
  6. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 26 July 2016 12: 49
    +2
    so Husits ​​and announced that they shot down an American plane .. because the Saudis do not have our planes.) all honestly.
  7. demiurg
    demiurg 26 July 2016 12: 51
    +1
    A helicopter as well as a tank is a consumable of war. Nothing really surprising.
    And taking into account what noble pilots controlled it ...
  8. Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil 26 July 2016 12: 53
    +5
    Apparently, no images of the Apache were found. Therefore, in the photo to the article the old man "Iroquois"? No, well, not so serious ...
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 27 July 2016 04: 05
      +1
      Quote: Dr. Evil
      Apparently, no images of the Apache were found. Therefore, in the photo to the article the old man "Iroquois"? No, well, not so serious ...

      Yeah! It’s easier to mix up horseradish with a finger than Iroquois with Apache! wink
  9. Berber
    Berber 26 July 2016 13: 25
    +2
    These people are defeated by an irregular army. Practically, the Yemenis have already invaded the lands of Saudi Arabia, but nevertheless they expose Russia ultimatums.
  10. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz 26 July 2016 13: 31
    +3
    It is strange that they generally remembered the dead pilots, for Saudis military mercenaries are consumables such as cartridges.
  11. wow
    wow 26 July 2016 17: 48
    +2
    In the photo, by no means the AN-64 "Apache".
  12. Khariton
    Khariton 26 July 2016 20: 35
    -4
    The Saudis are better off moving around like that ..)))
    1. Hon
      Hon 27 July 2016 17: 16
      0
      So the Saudis have 50 billion, the military budget, and the first place in the world in the import of weapons.