Spanish Air Force Eurofighter crashes near Los Llanos Air Base, killing pilot

SPANISH AIR FORCE EUROFIGHTER CRASHES NEAR LOS LLANOS AIR BASE, KILLING PILOT

By Dario Leone
Oct 13 2017
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The Eurofighter had been taking part in a military parade to commemorate Spain’s national holiday

According to Reuters, on Oct. 12, 2017 a Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) Eurofighter fighter aircraft crashed near Los Llanos Air Base near the town of Albacete in southeastern Spain, killing its pilot.

Local emergency services received a call at 1009 GMT informing them that the plane had crashed on farmland around the Los Llanos airbase, an emergency services spokesman said.

The jet had been taking part in a military parade to commemorate Spain’s national holiday and crashed on its return, a defence ministry spokesman said.

The causes of the accident were being investigated, the ministry added in a note.

Spanish Air Force Eurofighter crashes near Los Llanos Air Base, killing pilot

Noteworthy this crash is the third fatal accident involving an Eurofighter in one month, following the death of a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) pilot in a Typhoon crash during a combat mission over Yemen on Sep. 13, and the death of an Italian Air Force (ItAF) pilot after his Typhoon crashed at sea during the Terracina Airshow (around 47 miles south of Rome) on Sep. 24.

Photo credit: Reuters and Steve Gregory via Wikipedia


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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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