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.
Yen Cross's picture

  Translation;  Seven Saudamites are sitting together at the bank, and finalizing their relocation plans to Milwaukee Wis.

 The informal story will read as: Foreign Investment promises to find Oil in Wisconsin.

Jack Oliver's picture

Of course - Boeing is a big part of the MIC - they make and profit from Drones and Bombs !
They profit from DEATH !

They can land ( or crash ) their creations ( planes and helicopters) remotely !

This is a WARNING to the KSA - no doubt !

Any wonder that Russia and China are launching their OWN passenger jets !!

DjangoCat's picture

No wonder at all.  I would not be buying any of those self parking cruise control road monsters either.  I bet they can remotely crash those too, if they need to.  What happened to Putin's driver in Moscow?

I am keeping my old banger going, whatever it takes.


Ms No's picture

Yes, definitely.  You don't want to get Michael Hastings-ed.  That was the US journalist that was murdered for writing about Obama spying on us illegally and destroying the fourth ammendment to the Constitution, which Trump has done nothing to repair, despite being a victim of it himself.

DjangoCat's picture

Looks like a major shake up.  A guest on Alex Jones described major saudi get together in Las Vegas, including military contractors and helicopters, before and during the shooting.  The guest described a massive push with huge things to come.  That was five days ago.

Now this.  Looks ominous.

MK ULTRA Alpha's picture

Alex Jones LOL. Saudi coup connected to Las Vegas. Jones appeals to uneducated poorly read young kids. It is easy to see the game Zionist Jones plays on young minds, Jones lost most of his cult following and is desperate for money. Jones lost over 10 staff in last year, staff that made him, because of money and Jones' new in your face Zionism. Everybody hates Jones and he feeds off new young gullible minds. Order Brain Force today. It'll make you smart like Jones and you too, can say you knew it before it happened with zero evidence except for Jones big mouth.

Smuckers's picture

I'm sure Brian Williams will fill us in once he gets to safety and a phone.

napper's picture

we already know what Brian Williams is going to say -- he was almost fatally shot while chasing after the Saudi helicopter.

Ms No's picture

While the Sodomy Arabians re-shuffle the deck chairs during their mini-coup part III (assuming that's all it is) they are weaker if attacked (probably wont get that lucky, if you can call something that can lead to WWIII lucky).  Earlier it was reported that head prince pedophile grounded other princes private jets during his purge.  These guys are flying around in a helicopter.  Maybe they were trying to bail using alternative means and the big cheese Seal-Team-Sixed their asses.  Maybe when top head chopper said stay put he meant it.

redmudhooch's picture

Advisor to Iranian FM: Saad al-Hariri's Resignation Ordered by Trump, Saudi Crown Prince

Senior Advisor to the Iranian foreign minister Hossein Sheikholeslam underlined that US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman have coaxed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri into declaring his resignation in a foreign country.

"Al-Hariri's resignation was done in coordination with Trump and Mohammed bin Salman to foment tension in Lebanon and the region," Sheikholeslam said on Saturday.

Noting that the resignation was planned by the Americans to make up for their losses after the ISIL was defeated in the region, he said it was better for al-Hariri to respect the Lebanese nation and submit his resignation inside the country and not from a foreign state, Saudi Arabia.

Al-Hariri resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions. 

In a televised address from Riyadh, al-Hariri launched a vicious tirade against Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group for what he claimed was their meddling in Arab affairs.

Al-Hariri was appointed prime minister in late 2016 and headed a 30-member national unity cabinet.

Al-Hariri’s resignation on Saturday was expected to sharply raise tensions in the country.

In his speech, he claimed he feared for his life and that the atmosphere in the country is similar to the one that existed before his father, the late prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. 

TwelveOhOne's picture

"Sheik Hole Slam"?  Really?  

Gohigher's picture

Gold Star. Escape through tough terrain in a low flying aircraft to avoid capture and certain death from MBS. Next up, false flag that the Houthis dunit .....

So who shot the drone's hellfire ?? CIA ? Israelhell ? Because I will rather believe that the Saudis could have only responded with an F-16 after realizing too late that the chickens flew the coop.

I think they almost made the escape, poor bastards.

Late onset ADHD's picture

well... all old-timers at ZH know one indelible truth... 

there are muppets and then there are dead muppets...

redmudhooch's picture

THis is comical, this shit is getting OLD!

Iran: CIA Trying to Save US Allies in Mideast by Falsifying 9/11 Documents

"The fresh US allegations and claims against Iran are a clear example of shameless falsification to corroborate remarks by the country's president and are for domestic consumption inside the US," Qassemi said on Saturday after the release of a 19-page Al-Qaeda report in Arabic, which claimed Iran had supported the extremist group before the 9/11 attacks.

The document was part of nearly 47,000 documents recently released by the CIA.

The US government's 9/11 Commission has made similar allegations, saying Iranian officials met with Al-Qaeda leaders in Sudan in either 1991 or early 1992.

Ignoring the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals, the US government's 9/11 Commission made yet another wild claim, alleging that eight of the hijackers who kept passengers on the hijacked flights under control passed through Iran before arriving in the US.

bankerssuck's picture

Three words:

Fucking Wonderful News.....

If true

beijing expat's picture

There's no real evidence that Iran backs the Houtis in any substantial way.

Houtis practice a sect of Islam that is closer to Shiite than Sunni. And Iranian citizens have been known to visit Yemen.

Smoking gun? Or bullshit?

One wonders how even the Tyler's allow this MSM propaganda to float as established fact.

We are here because we see through the bullshit that characterizes MSM reporting.

Remember, you can't believe a single thing the propaganda outlets tell you.

The goal is war with Iran. The road to Moscow and finally Beijing runs through Tehran. The goal is hegemony. They will say anything to get nearer to this goal.

bardot63's picture

About time for a Hitler Bunker video.

Yen Cross's picture

  That's really unfortunate...  Look really closely, and you can see me playing the WORLDS smallest violin    Bitchez...

Karmageddon's picture


It begins.


Buckle up and and pucker your ass cheeks folks, we are about to fly into some serious turbulence.

ThunderStruck's picture

All across Saudia Arabia, flocks of sheep can be heard breathing a collective sigh relief...

dunce's picture

Serious fighters don't wear white togas and towels on their heads.

RedbirdsCool's picture

All these Saudi recent events sounds like a season of TV's "24"(which packed 24 hours of intrigue, conspiracy into 24 episodes)!!

star_guide's picture

Saudi Prince killed in helicopter crash  #astrology

east of eden's picture

THe problem with this 'story', was in the initial stupidity published by the deep state. THey claimed a certain model of missile was used, BUT, in their ignorance forgot to measure the distance from the Yemen border to Riyahd. THe missile cited only had a range of 500 KM's. Now, today, they are trying to correct their idiocy by claiming the 'missile' actually had a range of 900 KM's.

sorry boyz, but you fucked up again.

I love your wife's picture

Fucking fuck.  When the millennials come in to power, ALL video will be portrait.

CompleteAphasia's picture

Easy call - Walid was behind it

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Don't piss off the national guard when you get around in helicopters.

newmacroman's picture

Head head chopper chopper chopped.

How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?

White Devil's picture

Excellent. Good riddance. We still need more dead Saudis.

Frostype's picture

I guess someone is not very pleased with Saudi Arabia becoming friends with Russia, just my guess...

onmail1's picture

Saudi Arabia has gates of HELL

and they know it

(these gates r carved onto ancient volcanoes)

(& no doubt its prophet gave teachings to take down ppl to hell

the teachings of hatred, sex , pedophilia and extreme violence)

And now Saudi Arabia is going to Hell

it is breaking apart

it has little oil left

it is said that evil destroys itself

So thats what is happening to Saudi Arabia

(any way the USA destroys its allies in end)

Pliskin's picture

All over america flags are being lowered to half mast.

Know your overlords, bitchezz!

dogismycopilot's picture

definately an eye brow raiser. 

OutaTime43's picture

It wasn't a ballistic missile. A ballistic missile has stages. This was just a simple surface to surface short range if it was fired from Yemen. This is way too important with the Iranian treaty to miss that distinction. Especially with a commander in chief who gets all his foreign policy information from the "shows" and Netanyahu. 

logical-different's picture

Good luck and good riddance

oncemore's picture

fake news, delivered to you by jooooos.

he probably died during mass arrests on saturday and this is CU ops.

katagorikal's picture

The crash site is near the highest point in KSA, Jabal Sawda at 3000m (10,000ft). Abha is on a high plateau, but the land falls precipitously to the south and west, with steep rugged escarpments near the crash site.

There can be thick fog there in the winter, especially west of the escarpment, but conditions looked good in Abha yesterday.

It is a long way from the Yemen border and is not in the war zone. No chance this was shot down by a random band of Houthis roving behind enemy lines.

DaiRR's picture

I wouldn't doubt the Prince was a guest at the controls at the time of the crash.  If he enjoyed low-level flight a slight miscalculation or wind gust could have toasted them all in an instant.  Camel jockeys.

Avichi's picture

Nothing new here move on...Shiate Vs Sunnis, Prince Brother killing Another Prince Brother in Muslim/Arab world is going on for thousands of years, Muslim Brothers from same mother nothing new, they will produce more...Wake me up when Masjid al-Haram  Vs. Imam Husayn Shrine match starts.

Avichi's picture

Holy Shiate Opps Holy Sunni...My ARAMCO IPO down the oil borewell..... Sorry Citi Bank...You may have to file for Brancruptcy as your Crown Princes in behind the Ritz Carltson "Prince Collar Prison"

Aussiekiwi's picture

Helicopters can be as dangerous a nail guns it seems.

Obsidian Samctum's picture

zh not covering paradise papers? Zh going msm on yall.

archie bird's picture

You mean the paradise papers that Obama and Clinton PUSHED so hard for?

and now theres a DEAD JOURNALSIT?

Those Paradise papers?  Or something different?

historian40's picture

same team that downed SS6--666 that killed osama?

Scornd's picture

the House of Saud is israeli aka eastern european assholes planted there in the desert after end of ww2. go head check it bitchez.

DaiRR's picture

It's Allah's Will.  I'm not going to get excited about this.

Arrest Hillary's picture

In the parlance of terror .... this is known as an .... "eight ball" ? lol

Mr.Danglemeat's picture

"Eight Ball" haha ...snork.. okay, puzzle me this, Did the Helo run into something?.you know,..a mountain or maybe another helo? musta run outta gas or they forgot to check the oil or something...silly arabs, don't they know that sometimes very expensive, maintenance "heavy" helos loaded with VIPs, just fall outta the sky...for no apparent reason..I'd bet the last Comm. w/ Riyadh was something along the lines of.."ally-oop snackbar". just sayin..

I am Groot's picture

It accidentally crashed.......after it was accidentally shot down,the wreckage accidentally bombed, and then accidentally run over with a tank. Survivors were accidentally shot in the head twice and once in the chest. Probably ran into the same guys who accidentally robbed Seth Rich....