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

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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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rguptatx's picture

If these people were among those arrested in the purge, the loss of a helicopter saves the cost and embarassment of a public trial! Also more effective!!

SWRichmond's picture

Just wait until they jam us all into self-driving cars.  Getting rid of political opponents will be easy then.

P-51 Stiletto's picture

Let 'em try to take our mo'orsickles... NEVER!

Pure Evil's picture

The self-driving cars will be programmed to run the two wheelers over.

On the rear will be a bumper sticker that says: Motorcyclists Watch Out For Me

P-51 Stiletto's picture

Unless I'm on a Hardley-Ableson you won't have the technology to catch me.

 

Justin Case's picture

Finally a good news day. We need moar daze like this. Time for a round (or 2-3-4) of Glenfiddich. It's a great occasion today. Sun baked saudi.

ZH Snob's picture

helicopter crash?  is that what they call it now?

HRClinton's picture

CON AIR 2.0.

I love the smell of crashes in the morning.  Smells like... New Contracts.

Clearcutt's picture

MAN 

HAS

GUN

HAVE

FUN

 

oh, so brutal...

joep3joep3's picture

It wasn't the rebels, it was the saudi Prince thats cleaning house. This guy was his major competition. The Prince is getting ready to take on Iran with the help of USA and Isreal. It was going to happen anyway. The longer we wait the more nukes Iran will acquire.

NickyGall's picture

Here is an article that looks at recent CIA propaganda regarding Saudi Arabia that received little coverage in the United States:

                                          

http://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2017/02/the-irony-of-saudi-arabia-an...

 

Apparently, even the "new Washington" just can't wait to curry favour with the House of Saud.

roadhazard's picture

Trump loves to touch the Orb.

RopeADope's picture

The ball-less wonder in the WH needs reassurance from giant foreign balls.

Could this be why Trump fondles Bibi as often as he does?

any_mouse's picture

Manure piled high in that photo op.

Home of the Wahabis.

Add that CIA award to the Chair of the UN HRC.

KSA is a model state.

Watch out for that model, not unlike Greenspan's failed models that led to GFC.

Seasmoke's picture

Now very interesting things are starting to pick up speed. It may be on.

Pendolino's picture

For sure. Definitely this time. No doubt about it. How many times has it 'been on' now, I lost count?

TwelveOhOne's picture

Are the dates in that image real?  What forum was this screencaptured from?  I mean, if it was created today then it wouldn't seem as prescient, which it sure does!  Thanks.

RussianSniper's picture

Only a matter of time before the helicopter and plane crashes of former high ranking US officials; i.e. Clintons, Obamas, Bushes, Holder, Lynch, Comey.

These crooks can't all be tried and exposed as traitors.

 

The deep state will use a special system of justice to purge these exposed and obviously guilty war criminals.

redmudhooch's picture

They might fake their deaths, move to NZ or the jungle somewhere like Adolf did.

Automatic Choke's picture

"UP!", the Russ Meyer movie, not the kid's movie, showed an interesting twist on what happened to Hitler.  (Great flick, sort of.... I remember college at Berkeley in the '70s, and wading through picket lines of feminists to see the latest Russ Meyer flick.)

 

HRClinton's picture

Nah, the US Mil is full of careerists, cowards and cucks.

45North1's picture

Petro Dollar / Yuan related?

StarGate's picture

Guy Fawkes day.
Texas church attack with FBI involved.
Saudi coup and with counter coup arrest of Saudi funder$ of Hillary and Obama.
Previous arrest of partners Manafort and Tony Podesta.
Brazile reveals her boss Hillary stole US primary election from Bernie.

Storm in progress.

peddling-fiction's picture

Remember the 5th of November. <-- Guy Fawkes Day

Wait a sec, today is the 5th of November.

A rope a rope...

Winston Churchill's picture

I have a bonfire already built in the front paddock,I'm saving it for Hitlary.

Tradition don't you know.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

Every day you'd want to build a fire in my city they declare a no-burn day. The city has an app that allows neighbors to snitch on each other. City inspectors are out issuing fire citations on Christmas Eve. Well, not in the minority neighborhoods.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

A 5th, a 5th! My kingdom for a 5th!

HRClinton's picture

Seems like the New Normal to me.

First: Chaos ab Ordo.  Then: Ordo ab Chaos.  The Global-lust two-step.

JoeTurner's picture

Somewhere in heaven Pinochet smiles.....

TylerDurden6mil's picture

At least you live up to your name.

peddling-fiction's picture

Your handle is, so very creative; soiled Bluffdale temple garment and all.

John Law Lives's picture

Did it crash with the help of a Stinger missile...?

Cynicles II's picture

Why. Just pay off a mechanic...as in offer him his and familes lives.

Hulk's picture

No, it was hit by a patriot missile that was shot at a make believe icbm ...

HRClinton's picture

I want to know how many GD Virgins need to be lined up at the Pearly Gates?

Who gets Virgins, and who gets Sluts? 

Personally, I'd opt for 3 virgins and 69 sluts.  :-)

FinMin's picture

He didn't fly so good.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

They hit the tree tops...er,...

Blankone's picture

So is this a continuation of the purge announced yesterday with the multiple arrests? Or is it in retaliation? If it is retaliation then both sides have the power of violence and things could get entertaining.

If Putin has the capabilities his fans think he has - this is the time for unrest and rebellion to be unleashed in the countryside/tribal regions of SA. But then Putin has made nice with the Saudi royal family and is even selling them the S400. Which brings up the potential of Massad/CIA sponsorship of trouble.

Cluster_Frak's picture

I love coups. They are so sexy. The higher the body count in Saudi Arabia, the less terrorism globally.

Dr. Engali's picture

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason. Why the Gunpowder treason. Should ever be forgot.

Hulk's picture

Try to remember the fith of November

when life wasnt mellow and politicians were yellow ...

krispkritter's picture

At this rate, I'm definitely polishing off a fifth this November, birthday, and all this action to boot!

any_mouse's picture

Jesuits, the Pope's Rangers.

peddling-fiction's picture

Now the pope is a black ops man himself