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Saudi says American trainer killed, Saudi co-pilot injured in attack helicopter crash

Saudi says American trainer killed, Saudi co-pilot injured in attack helicopter crash

The incident occurred at a military airfield outside Riyadh

Saudi authorities have announced the death of an American trainer and injuries to a national following a helicopter crash at a military airfield outside Riyadh.

The incident occurred at the Khashm Al-An Airfield, home to the aviation brigade of Saudi Arabia’s National Guard, on Thursday morning, Saudi Press Agency reported.

American Paul Reddy was named as the trainer killed in the incident and lieutenant Hisham bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh as the injured trainee.

Al-Sheikh was transferred to King Abdulaziz Medical City for treatment and his condition was described as stable.

It was unclear if Reddy was working for the US military or a civilian.

The helicopter involved in the accident was a Boeing AH-6i, which performs a light attack and reconnaissance role.

“Investigation committees are still completing their procedures to find out the causes of the accident,” the Ministry of the National Guard said.

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