Two Saudi pilots ejected over the Red Sea on Friday after their fighter plane suffered a technical problem. Both of them were rescued with US assistance as per their state media.
“A plane of the F-15S type was stricken by a technical fault yesterday evening over the Red Sea and the two pilots were forced to use their rescue seats,” state news agency SPA quoted a defense ministry official saying.
“Praise be to God, the pilots were rescued in coordination with the American side, and the two pilots are in good health and high spirits,” the official said.
A US defence official confirmmed earlier on Friday that the US military rescued the two Saudi pilots on the request of Saudi Arabia. Both were retrieved from international waters by a helicopter from Djibouti.