Air force plane crashes into residential area in Sanaa
Firefighters at the site of a military aircraft crash in Sanaa
A Yemeni air force plane crashed in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, security sources said.
State news agency Saba said three women and two children were among those killed when the plane, on a training flight, came down in a western residential district. Eleven people were wounded, security sources said.
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 the pilot had ejected from the plane. There was no immediate word on whether he had survived.
“Its terrible and painful,” resident Abdullah al-Ashwal said. “The police and medics evacuated five completely burned bodies, they were all unrecognisable.”
Abdulsattar Mohammed said he saw a plane burning near houses that were also set on fire.