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Saudi pilot killed as Eurofighter crashes in Spain

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Saudi pilot killed as Eurofighter crashes in Spain

 

Flight Global -- 24/08/10 by Niall O’Keeffe

 

A Eurofighter aircraft has crashed at Spain's Morón air base with one fatality, the Spanish ministry of defence has confirmed. The combat aircraft, which was on a regular training flight, crashed into the ground "moments after take-off" from the base near Seville, according to the ministry's statement.

 

It was being piloted under dual control by a lieutenant colonel from the Saudi Arabian air force, who was killed, and a Spanish air force commander, who ejected before the crash.

 

The ministry says the Spanish pilot is "well" and required only a "basic" level of medical attention.

 

CITAAM, the Spanish body responsible for investigating military aircraft accidents, has despatched a team to Morón to identify the causes of the incident.

 

The Saudi lieutenant colonel was at the Spanish base after the two nations signed a Eurofighter training contract.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is a real pity is that such an accident has occurred is a shame because usually if you hear a crash of that magnitude triggered by a plane that already has made a few years back but still logical to say a plane is so new and very strange.La situation of the incident is a pity, all this is that a life was lost.

Edited by EsPeKTr0

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So far i heard that the tip of the wing touched the ground right after take off and started to bounce spraying parts of the aircraft all over the are. Both pilots ejected, but the saudi officer ran out of luck and didn´t make it. In fact, the spanish instructor was lucky to survive. So sorry for the saudi pilot.

 

 

Btw, just to make it clear about the rank of the spanish officer, Commander in the spanish equivalent in Army and Air Force to Major or Squadron Leader, not like a navy commander, wing commander, or LtCol.

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