A Yemeni air force plane crashed in the capital Sanaa today killing at least 12 people, Reuters reported, citing security sources.
Yemen's state news agency Saba claimed three women and two children were among those killed when the aircraft, on a training flight, crashed in a western residential district.
A security official said the pilot had ejected from the plane but could not confirm whether he had survived.
"It's terrible and painful," local resident Abdullah al Ashwal told the news agency. "The police and medics evacuated five completely burned bodies, they were all unrecognisable".
Abdulsattar Mohammed said he saw a plane burning near houses that were also set on fire, adding, "People were terrified and ambulances arrived late".
A military official said the plane was a Russian SU-22 fighter/ground attack aircraft.