US Trainer Killed in Saudi Arabian Military Helicopter Crash

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  • 08:45 AM, September 8, 2018
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US Trainer Killed in Saudi Arabian Military Helicopter Crash
Boeing AH6i 'Little bird' helicopter

An American trainer has been killed and a Saudi trainee injured when a Boeing AH6i  helicopter crashed during a training mission in Riyadh Thursday.

Citing a military statement the Saudi Press Agency said the crash of a Boeing AH6i attack helicopter happened at Khashm Al-An Airport in the Saudi capital.

It identified the American as Paul Reidy. It said the trainee was transferred to a local hospital and was in stable condition.

The helicopter belonged to the Saudi Arabia National Guard which is investigating the cause of the crash.

The Boeing AH6i is a light attack and reconnaissance helicopter built by Boeing. It is a variant of a model used by U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

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