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    Friday, 7 September 2018

    American trainer killed in Riyadh helicopter crash: Saudi state media

    An American trainer working with Saudi Arabia’s National Guard was killed on Thursday in a helicopter crash in Riyadh in the course of a routine activity, a statement published by state media said.The flight instructor was named as Paul Reedy and the trainee pilot as Lt. Hisham bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, who was taken to the National Guard hospital in King Abdul Aziz Medical City. His condition is stable.
    The Saudi statement gave the trainer’s name as Paul Reedy and did not say whether he was a member of the military or a civilian. The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    A Saudi trainee pilot was injured in the crash at Khashm Alan airport in the east of the Saudi capital, which involved a Boeing AH-6i light helicopter gunship, the statement said.
    Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the incident.The flight instructor was named as Paul Reedy and the trainee pilot as Lt. Hisham bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, who was taken to the National Guard hospital in King Abdul Aziz Medical City. His condition is stable.
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