Bahraini pilot survives F-16 crash in Jizan province
A Bahraini pilot flying for a Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen survived a jet crash earlier today along the kingdom's southern border, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
Later today the coalition said its forces had also intercepted a ballistic missile fired toward the same area.
The statement by the kingdom's military said the Bahraini pilot's F-16 crashed in Jizan province due to technical failure.
The Saudi government also said that the Royal Saudi Air Force had intercepted a missile fired toward Jizan. The coalition statement said the missile was fired from Yemen and that coalition forces responded by destroying the launch pad
The coalition has been bombing the rebels, known as Houthis, since late March.
According to ABC News, it was at least the third time in the past two weeks that Saudi forces intercepted missiles targeting the kingdom's territory. Soviet-era missiles known as Scuds have been fired by Houthi rebels and their supporters throughout the current offensive.