RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The civil aviation authority of Saudi Arabia says two Americans were injured when a small, private plane they were traveling in ran out of fuel and crashed near the airport of the capital, Riyadh.
Spokesman Khalid al-Khaybari said in a statement that the plane had left Egypt's Red Sea airport in Hurghada and was scheduled to land in Riyadh before continuing to Malaysia.
He says that the pilot had alerted air traffic control at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh that the plane was running out of fuel.
The plane was forced to make an emergency crash landing Wednesday, inuring the pilot and passenger, who are both U.S. citizens.
The names of the two were not made public, but al-Khaybari says they were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.