Fighter jet crash in Yemen's capital kills 10
February 19, 2013 -- Updated 1841 GMT (0241 HKT)
- One of the plane's rockets exploded during the crash
- At least 7 civilians were killed on the ground; 3 members of the military died in the jet
- The aircraft hit the tops of three buildings in the center of town
- This is the second deadly military air crash in Sanaa in three months
Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- A military fighter jet went down in a residential section of Yemen's capital Tuesday, killing at least 10 people. It is the second deadly air crash in Sanaa in three months.
READ: November crash of military cargo plane kills 10 in Sanaa
The jet hit the tops of three buildings in the central city, Defense Ministry officials said, setting more than a dozen houses on fire. At least one of the missiles the plane was carrying exploded during the crash.
At least seven civilians died on the ground, two of them children, and the crash injured 21 more people, a senior Defense Ministry official said. Three members of the military who were aboard the jet also died. They were on a training mission when it went down.
More explosions rang out after the crash.
Dozens of security force details, ambulances and fire trucks were deployed to the site.
"We are working on evacuating hundreds of residents from the area of the crash to ensure the safety of civilians," the official said.
In November, a military cargo plane caught fire and crashed in the city, killing 10 people.
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