Did Yemen's Houthi Rebels Shoot Down An F-15 Fighter Jet?

Popular Mechanics: Did Yemen Rebels Shoot Down an F-15 Fighter Jet?

A fighter jet was shot down, and getting to the truth of what happened is not easy.

The civil war in Yemen appears to have claimed an American-made F-15 Eagle fighter. Over the weekend, Houthi rebels released a video in which they claim to have shot down a Panavia Tornado fighter, but later changed their story to an F-15. In response, the Saudi government reported the loss of a “twin seater fighter jet” to a “technical malfunction.

The truth of the matter will be hard to get to in this case, with multiple sides spinning their own versions of the story.

On Monday, January 8, Saudi Arabia’s state media reported that a “twin-seater fighter jet” of the Royal Saudi Air Force was lost over Yemen. Colonel Turki Al-Malki, spokesman for the Arab Coalition Forces Command, announced that the two person crew of a Saudi fighter jet had been rescued uninjured while on a mission to “support legitimacy in Yemen.” The Saudis claimed the aircraft had suffered a “technical failure.” Here's a version of the video on YouTube:

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WNU Editor: It is not everyday that you see an F-15 fighter jet get shot down .... if it was an F-15 fighter jet.

More News On Reports That Yemen's Houthi Rebels Shot Down An F-15 Fighter Jet

Houthi Rebels Release FLIR Video Showing Shoot Down of Saudi F-15S Over Yemen (Updated) -- Warzone/The Drive
Watch this video of an air strike against an F-15S in Yemen -- We Are The Mighty
Yemen's Houthis Claim Saudi F-15 Kill with SAM Over Capital City of Santis -- The Aviationist
Saudi fighter jet 'blown out of sky as infrared video shows warplane being hit by Yemeni rebels' missile' -- Mirror

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