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Fighter plane crashes at Spanish military airfield

English.news.cn   2014-06-10 03:27:16

MADRID, June 9 (Xinhua) -- A Spanish Air Force EF-2000 Typhoon Eurofighter crashed on Monday, killing its pilot.

The accident happened at the military airfield of Moron de la Frontera, which is shared by Spanish and U.S. military forces, close to the city of Seville in the south of Spain.

Although the exact causes of the crash are still unknown, the Spanish Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the Typhoon reportedly went into a sudden dive as came into landing in a routine training flight.

The pilot, who the Spanish Ministry of Defense has confirmed was a 30-year-old captain with over 600 hours flight experience in the EF-2000, did not give any warning of problems and was unable to eject in time as the aircraft crashed around one kilometer from the end of the runway.

The EF-2000 came into service with the Spanish air force in 2003 and this is the third accident involving the aircraft.

Editor: yan
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