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Eurofighter jet crashes in Spain, pilot killed

Published on Jun 9, 2014 11:47 PM

MADRID (AFP) - A Eurofighter jet crashed while attempting to landing at an air base in southwestern Spain on Monday, killing its pilot, the defence ministry said.

"A Eurofighter crashed on landing at the start of the runway of the Moron base," near Sevilla, a ministry spokesman said.

The sole pilot of the plane, an air force captain, was killed, a defence ministry spokesman said.

The Moron air base is shared by Spain and the US Air Force, but only Spain operates the Eurofighter jet.

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