No injuries or ground damages have been reported, the ministry's spokesperson said. Image Credit: Wam

Riyadh: A Saudi fighter plane crashed during a training mission in the Eastern Province, the Saudi Ministry of Defense’s official spokesperson Brigadier General Turki Al Malki said on Monday.

The Tornado aircraft of the Royal Saudi Air Force crashed during a routine training mission in the training area of King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran on Monday at 3:44pm, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) cited the spokesperson as saying.

The aircrew safely ejected from the plane using their parachutes, and there were no injuries or damage on the ground. A committee has been formed to investigate the cause of the crash, the spokesman said.