Saudi Helicopter Carrying 8 High-Ranking Officials & Prince Bin-Muqrin Crashed Near Yemen Border - All Dead

Tyler Durden's picture

The shocking latest twist in what has been a chaotic weekend in Saudi Arabia is news that a helicopter transporting 8 high-ranking Saudi officials (including prince Mansour bin-Muqrin) has crashed in the south of the Kingdom, near the border with Yemen.

As PTI reports, a Saudi prince was killed today when a helicopter with several officials on board crashed near the kingdom's southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said.

The news channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province and son of a former crown prince.


It did not reveal the cause of the crash or the fate of the other officials aboard the aircraft.

The crash also comes after Saudi Arabia yesterday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was fired from Yemen in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

Sky News Arabia confirms an earlier report from Al-Watan news..."Newsletter: loss of a helicopter carrying a number of officials in the southern Asir, Saudi Arabia"

Details are few for now but some headlines report that the high-ranking officials aboard included Crown Prince Mansour bin-Muqrin, deputy Emir of Asir province. He was a son of Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the ex-intelligence chief who briefly was Saudi Arabia's crown prince from January to April 2015.

The incident occurred as the officials were on their way back from an inspection trip to al-Saida al-Sawalha Center in the municipality of Mahail Asir...

A video, believed to be the last one of Prince Mansour alive, was released by the channel, showing him and accompanying officials boarding the helicopter ....

The crash site is reported near Abha, in the south of The Kingdom in the Asir Region, bordering Yemen. The area has seen a number of cross-border retaliatory attacks from Yemen in recent months, reportedly leading to casualties among Saudi troops.

There are sources saying all aboard have died...

The bodies of the deceased officials have been recovered, SaudiNews50 reported late Sunday, after posting a video of the recovery efforts...

So - Trump pushes Aramco IPO (out of the blue), Prime Minister of Lebanon forced to resign, Saudis intercept missiles, 11 Saudi princes arrested, numerous officials charged, and now a dead crown prince near the border with Yemen... Just what is going on in Saudi Arabia?


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Clearcutt's picture

Good shot, houthis bros.

Cheka_Mate's picture
  • Big Trouble in Little Riyadh 
Dame Ednas Possum's picture

I’m meant to be flying back there on Thursday...

Not sure I want to go, not that I ever really want to go.

peddling-fiction's picture

Maybe it is time to call in sick.

loebster's picture

Destabilizing the Middle East to create Greater Israhell.

bobcatz's picture

O Lord, have mercy! Then (((they))) will run roughshod on the world.

Pinto Currency's picture

Sauds allegedly involved in Vegas shooting using tactical contractors ETS Risk Management

Oct. 31: Saudi Arabia Connection To Vegas, More Attacks Could Be Coming

Trump may be taking the House of Saud to the woodshed.


redmudhooch's picture

Just like 9/11 this is ultimately Israels work... everything is.

Bes's picture

so which side of this saudi swamp

does TRUMP

bow too?

and hold orbs with?


BaBaBouy's picture

No End to Newz flow this weekend ...

RedPillGirl's picture

Next time they should travel by camel.

RedPillGirl's picture

That's some Raw WWE alright.


Déjà view's picture

Expensive Silhouette® glasses...shame...

Bokkenrijder's picture

As a former airline pilot and looking at the high terrain, it could also be CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) a phenomenan caused by special disorientation (“situational awareness”) of the pilots.

Montani Semper Liberi's picture

 Wasn't CFIT blamed for JFK jr's plane crash?

Paul Kersey's picture

Are there any "good guys" in Saudi Arabia? What will happen to the price of oil if the world's most prolific oil fields are destabilized? Which banks are holding the largest long oil positions?

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. … This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not before."
Rahm "the bomb" Emanuel

Paul Kersey's picture

Saudi Arabia's real ruler is Crowned Prince Mohammed bin Salman, now that Crowned Prince Mohammad bin Nayef has been stripped of all his power.Chaos is assured.

MansaMusa's picture

Probably a falseflag, the prince faked his death to avoid the current Saudi shakedown. Check the plane's deceased for dental records, etc. He's probably on a private jet to French Rivera

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"Just like 9/11 this is ultimately Israels work... everything is"

Yeah even my morning turd... (sarc).

freedommusic's picture

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;

Flamin Rhoid's picture

Prince Merkin as he lives and breaths - The Image Kid Has It!" />

johngaltfla's picture

Well.....everybody knows about the Purge,

Purge, purge, purge is the word,

Don't you know about the Purge?

Well everybody knows that the Purge is the word,

Purge, purge, purge purge purpurge...


novictim's picture

Are the Ramones part of the deep state?

johngaltfla's picture

LOL, nope. That band is the more appropriately Globalist named "Trashmen" from 1963. But everybody knows about the bird and the one they are shooting at us.

War is here. The table is being set.

P-51 Stiletto's picture

Blackhawk down! Shoot, table being set? Dinner's being served.

johngaltfla's picture

Great handle. Up vote on that alone!

P-51 Stiletto's picture

It still flies the Stiletto does (google it, it's got it's own webpage), when I was just a young mechanic I had the privilige of working on that Mustang. That was at Palm Beach International in the mid-late eighties. I see your cool ass Florida handle too... The owner had an F4U Corsair, a British Sea-Fury (with Aussie Naval Insignia), a T-6 Texan, and a non flying museum piece British Vampire jet. A helluva collection to work on.


johngaltfla's picture

My dad knows who you are talking about. He used to rebuild Mustangs in the 1960's and early 1970's and I think everything but the F4U is (or was last I knew depending on what Irma did) down in Marathon.

revjimbeam's picture

This seems like a good time for a drink, and a cold calculated speech with sinister overtones.

A speech about politics, about order. brotherhood. power.

But speeches are for campaigning. Now is the time for action.

Evil Morty

johngaltfla's picture

Hey look, a flare up in the Ukraine as the Ukes attack the suburbs of Donetsk with over 240 rockets and fighting appears to be spreading.

But look, tits on TV! Back to your ususal boring NFL commercials.


finametrics's picture

no, that would be your boyfriend pumping you from behind for 30min that causes that.

Conscious Reviver's picture

18 down votes for the truth?!? Tough audience Red. Maybe some Hasbra troll squad is tracking your posts?

Meanwhile in other parts of Asir Province,  KSA (the chopper went down in Asir Province)  watch the amazing Houthis destroy a Saudi army base, inside KSA.

For those hasbra types who say you can not fight the Borg, watch the Houthis. They defeat the mechanized, air supported Cadillac Saudis over and over again  with mostly rifles. They only take what they can carry. They run all day in the desert. Smart, fearless, relentless  ... Maybe it's the kat? When they capture Saudi equipment, which is often, they blow it up or burn it. They sing a catchy little jingle. They only take what they can carry. Check it out and realize this is going on inside KSA. MSM won't talk about it.

Déjà view's picture

Ones focused on Soros...while Adelson Hasbra trolls 'blend'...

cheka's picture

bannon the cannon is on fire!

adding him to the sam hyde portfolio

all scandal reveals are because bannon

Vigilante's picture

Take your meds ye kook


Dormouse's picture

It's happening. We are now engaged in a war of good and evil for ownership of the future. Bad shit is going to happen in the next few weeks and good information will come to light. Do not interfere with military or law enforcement, but if you see a terrorist or anyone from the CIA engage in nefarious activity shoot them in the head.

monk27's picture

Any real professional would shoot twice, just to make sure things are settled. It's how you recognize an expert job from an amateurish one. Many militaries adopted the same "rule of engagement" (not officially, of course). Better safe than sorry...

A. Boaty's picture

And, of course, you can recognize agents, tayrusts and nefarious activity when you see them.

Realname's picture

Their names are preceded by an (R) or a (D) or The Honorable...

Itch's picture

This shocks me...I always wait for about the 3rd comment on a ZH thread before it descends into tripe.

HRClinton's picture

I'd be happy if Trump took Sessions to the wood shed.

Truther's picture

M. Bin Salam Purging the klan. Consolidating power and partnering with BiBi.

Fireworks.... Real fireworks shortly. Stay tuned.

lincolnsteffens's picture

Reminds me of the settling of old scores in the Godfather movies, only on a grander scale. It seems like the world is heating up and I don't mean the weather! Now another mass US shooting.

The world has gone bonkers! I just hope my little town of 7,000 is enough out of the way of blow back. Wonder what oil is going to trade at tomorrow.

Giant Meteor's picture

I'm sure all of these unfortunate developments  are highly normal, easily explained coincidence ..

By the way, this is an example of how to truly drain the swamp. Swamp draining with real teeth ..