Watch | Saudi air defense missile (US-made) malfunctions and crashes into Riyadh city
Amateur footage has been released by Saudi activists showing the moment a Saudi Air Defense Force interceptor missile crashed into populated areas of Riyadh city.
The Saudi air defense missile has been identified as a US-made Patriot-type, acquired from past arms deals between the the Saudi government and American weapons export authorities.
The footage shows that the missile malfunctioned, either losing a stabilizing fin or having one of its fins get jammed.
The Patriot missiles fired by Saudi forces were in response to a Houthi ballistic missile attack against military targets in and around the Saudi capital.