Saudi Trainee Pilot, Instructor Goes Missing In Philippines

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A Saudi trainee pilot and his Filipino flying instructor were reported missing in the Philippines after their plane disappeared during a training flight on May 18.  

Abdullah Khalid Al Sherif, 23, was studying at an aviation school in the Philippines and had set out on a training flight along with his instructor. The plane was last reported to be flying over the Occidental Mindoro area when it disappeared from the radar.   

The Saudi Embassy along with the Philippines authorities have initiated a massive search operation to know the whereabouts of the plane.

The mysterious missing of the plane has led the Saudi trainee pilot’s family to suspect that the aircraft has been hijacked.