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?


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
BritBob's picture

Did it crash or was it shot down?

Perhaps all will be revealed. 

Vimes's picture

I would say that the odds are in favour of that is was shot down. Transporting such high ranking officials, certainly attracts a lot of attention. 

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

No crash...just assasinations.

strickler's picture

Cheap oil and collapse of the OPEC cartel power is putting the house of Saude in a financial pinch.  It's time to go full Roman and liquidate rivals and collect their assets.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"Saudi Arabia ------> petrodollar demise"


I hadn't thought about it but you're most probably on the right tracks. Kudos to you!!

vonmisesrises's picture

Crash occured in close proximity to two US drone bases. 

Disgruntled Goat's picture

Crashed, or shot down by Yemen

Moving and Grooving's picture

'Crashed, or shot down by Yemen'


My thought - which will happen first? The Yemeni's will claim responsibility, or the Yemeni's will be accused by the Saudi's of shooting it down? 


Considering all the other stuff that's been in the news about SA the last few days, it will definitely be one or the other.


Never waste a good crisis, right?



OCnStiggs's picture

It was Allah's will.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Arkancide without borders.

Lert's picture

I had heard the Bushes have a retreat in Uruguay, explicitly to avoid justice if the need be. I hope for the need be

peddling-fiction's picture

In Paraguay, they have a massive compound.

EnragedUSMCExpat's picture

Paraguay, bozo. It's in a place called South America, in the Southern Hemisphere. Looks like world history is also out now in elementary schools. Work on that before you tackle Intro To Criminal Justice. 

Fireman's picture

It's already over as China's gold backed Yuan brings the Saudi Barbarian oil peddlers under its wing. Now that the USSAN banksters have stolen back all that "treasury" debt owed to the feudal crypt of Saud and tried to frame them for 9 11  (the "28 pages" meme) kiss the IOU Petroscrip (no longer) I$I$ backed Saudi Mercan toilet paper free loader dollah goodbye. Jim Wille's Scheiße dollah is coming home to Slumville in a tsunami of toxic derivative shit after all the lost judaic wars and bananas republic debt splurge and it's going to guarantee overnight Third World status for 98% of USSANS, already on the edge of ruin. No one likes a slacker and a hustler and the "exorbitant privilege" reserve currency gig is over as the Pentacon mob fizzle out in a swamp of hubris. China's Korea and China's "big, beautiful" South China Sea "resort" islands are bristling with big sticks and USSA can do NOTHING, and the rest of humanity knows it and enjoys seeing the snaggle-toothed, drug-addled, big mouth dumb a$$ mutt get kicked in the face. Ya'll had a good run as long as the anglozionazi abomination lasted but now it's high time to get out while you're still ahead. Dump the petroscrip and prep before the big flush washes you down the Wall St bankster sewer in the imploding shitter of the Potemkin Village idiot "economy" of misery and carnage for the Zero 1% scum that own US.


Meanwhile the Chanting Houthi Brothers are kicking some serious Saudi Mercan A$$

Moving and Grooving's picture

Again in coherent English, please!



Anteater's picture

2016 SEAsia language schools: 'American Teacher? Yes!!!'

2017 SEAsia language schools: 'Can you teach Mandarin!?'

Seriously! Teaching ESL there dried up like Rodham's cunt.

'I can't even give it away on Norodom Sihanouk Boulevard!'

Late onset ADHD's picture

and although we (the u.s.) walk softly. we still get a big stick up our collective asses... lovely...

flacorps's picture

When times are good Fluffy makes clandestine appearances before crowds of thousands. When times get tough, their equivalent of Michael Corleone settles scores.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

What to expect:

NYTimes: “Iran! Iran!! IRAN!!!”
WaPost: “Iran! Iran!! IRAN!!!”
CNN etc: “Iran! Iran!! IRAN!!!”
USSA Knesset: “Iran! Iran!! IRAN!!!”
Nicki Nut-Job: “Iran! Iran!! IRAN!!! ”

… …
NuttyYahoo: “Iran! Iran!! IRAN!!!"
NuttyYahoo (in private): “Hee! Hee! Hee! Iz a Greatz Dayz for IzizRael!!”
Hillary: "Those fcking Mullahs made me lose!!!"
Nancy: "I can see Yemen from my back-yard.. and saw Iran do it!"

johnnycanuck's picture

"state tv just announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Asir Region"


"The National Guard Commander Prince Mitieb Bin Abdullah was relieved from his post and replaced with Prince Khalid Bin Abdulaziz al Muqrin. The National Guard was the last intelligence and security power center held by the Abdullah branch of the al-Saud family.


Must be a job to remember who is who?  .... and this is my cousin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and that's my other cousin Bin Abdulaziz al Muqrin

any_mouse's picture

Battle between cousins.

Like the wars between the royal families of Europe.

The People lose either way it goes.

Faeriedust's picture

This is how a highly civilized, ancient state fights a civil war.  Between the principals, without involving the peasants.  I'd say that Salman ib Saud is failing fast, and MBS is quickly getting rid of the competition.

any_mouse's picture

The heady days when the Soviet General Staff would all fly in one helicopter and crash, killing all on board. (SEAL DevGroup)

Remember the fatal "colds" that swept the upper echelons of the Central Committee?

KSA going down USSR style.

Finally, a bin Laden is arrested for something.

The closing bell for the petrodollar?

Yippie21's picture

Ron Browns' plane crash in the 90's....  

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

 A .45 to the head...dead men can't talk.

pipes's picture

...and the flight attendant who survived for hours while "rescuers" made their way up to the crash, yet she bled out from a cut to the femoral artery during the helicopter ride out.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Is it just me - or is anyone else coming down with 'False-Flag Fatigue' ?

pipes's picture

The Saudi events seem more of a purge.

Ms No's picture

Yes Frankie, I for one am very tired of watching our people get murdered to justify various nefarious political ends.  Hopefully since they have used this tactic so much and in so many places it will become worthless.  Before that happens though people need to figure it out.  Some days it seems our country will be buried while people try to figure out just what it was that started on Sept 11 and has been perpetual ever since.

"Pull it!" - Silverstein



gdpetti's picture

From the West's standpoint, the petrodollar, like the rest of our system is entering the last phase of collapse in this engineered game... so the House of Saud, Jewish in origin until they changed their name... is no longer needed.... same with hydrocarbons, but is another story.

Catalonia's picture

That chopper came down faster than WTC7

Milton Keynes's picture

When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

MrBoompi's picture

I guess I'll cross flying in a helicopter in southern Saudi Arabia off my list of things to do.  

VW Nerd's picture

Not sure what's going on with SA, but the inside of that helicopter looked like an Italian restaurant.

DjangoCat's picture

Looked more like a bus to me.  Have another look.  They moving along the ground, you can even see another vehicle for a bit.

ludwigvmises's picture

Hmm walks like a coup, sounds like a coup, feels like coup! Wonder what this means???????? CIA or Mossad involved?

east of eden's picture

Well, perhaps. Or perhaps the old King's recent visit to Moscow was to receive some instructions, from Trump via Putin, or simply from Putin alone. One man, and one man alone has defeated the entire Sunni snakepit along with the Israehellites, and now he takes his revenge.

They'll clean the Saudi areholes out, then go for the big Kahuna, bebe, and his tribe of twelve sadistic vipers.


Déjà view's picture

Wonder what this means????????"...a few Mercedes-Benz 'coupes' have to find new owners...

south40_dreams's picture

Hell’s a poppin today!

Byrond's picture

When Bush and Hillary team up against Trump, an enormous clod of bs hits the fan. 

Boeing Boy's picture

Let me guess, all males on board?

Catahoula's picture

Death awaits us all. 

Kefeer's picture

Then the judgment and the standard is moral perfection...who is perfect?  The Judge of all the dead.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Perhaps said Judge was given said job to strive towards perfection?  I mean, rather than being let into the gates?

ThePhantom's picture

just the beginning...