A Moroccan F-16 warplane currently being used in a bombing campaign in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia has been declared missing after it went off the radar on Sunday, May 10, 2015
The Moroccan Royal Armed Forces, speaking via in a statement said the plane was part of a military intervention in Yemen following the seizure of power by Houthi rebels.
The statement read in parts: “One of the F-16s of the Royal Armed Force made at the disposal of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to restore the legitimacy in Yemen went missing on Sunday at 6pm local time.”
The pilot of another jet in the same squadron said he could not confirm if the pilot of the missing plane had ejected.
The coalition of forces in the region have been carrying out air raids against Houthi fighters after the rebels toppled the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Hadi has since fled to Saudi Arabia, urging the regional allies to intervene against the rebels, who took over control of the country with the aid of forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.