Fighter jet crash in southern Egypt kills 1 villager
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) - A Soviet-made MiG-21 fighter jet belonging to the Egyptian air force crashed on Sunday while on a training mission near the southern ancient city of Luxor, killing a villager on the ground and injuring three, officials said.
The pilot bailed out and parachuted safely to the ground before the plane crashed in a rural area outside of Luxor, setting several houses on fire and damaging an elementary school.
The fire was quickly put out, said security and medical officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.
Initial reports indicated there were no casualties but the officials later revised that and said one villager had died in the crash and three were injured.