US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 12 Aug 2017, 18:27:40

US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

Authorities say a US fighter jet has crash landed at Bahrain International Airport, disrupting flights to and from the island nation, reports AP.

Social media pictures of the aircraft showed the grey fighter jet's nose tipped into the air but largely intact.

Bahrain's Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry identified the fighter jet as a "US military aircraft" in a statement.

It called the crash landing a "minor incident." Flights to and from Bahrain were disrupted.

It wasn't immediately clear which branch of the US military the aircraft belonged to, though Bahrain is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet. Naval officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Bahrain is an island off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf also home to an under-construction British naval base.

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