RIYADH: A Royal Saudi Air Force fighter jet crashed during a training mission in Khamis Mushait on Wednesday killing its crew.

The F-15SA aircraft, which had two people on board, crashed at 2:28 p.m. on Wednesday in the training area of King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait, Ministry of Defense spokesman Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki said.

Al-Maliki added that an investigation into the cause of the incident had begun.