It was reported by the Saudi-owned satellite news channel Al-Arabiya, based in Dubai that the a helicopter carrying a high-ranking Saudi prince Prince Mansour bin Murquin and seven others crashed on Sunday in the kingdom’s south near the border with Yemen and it killed 8 people aboard.
Early Monday that the crashed happened in Saudi Arabia’s Air province as the official took part in a tour of local projects near Abha, roughly 840 kilometers southwest of Riyadh.- Saudi Interior Ministry.
There were no further details of the crashed but Security officials said, the investigation in on the process. Likewise to Yemen, Houthi officials offered no immediate comment. Al-Masirah satellite news channel reported only the crash had occurred and no further details.
Short Background of the killed prince “Prince Mansour”
Prince Mansour was the son of a former intelligence service director and a one-time crown prince of the kingdom, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz who was removed as crown prince in April 2015 by his brother King Salman in favor of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a counterterrorism czar and interior minister.
However, in JunePrince Mohammed ousted by King Salman to favor his 32-year old son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Prince Mohammed bin Salman crowned and will be the first in line to the throne.