Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Fighter jet pilot dies in crash near Madrid

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Kenny Thornton | 17 October, 2017, 20:24

Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen coming from the crash scene.

"The pilot of the airplane has died as a effect of the accident, which happened during take-off", the Spanish defence ministry said in a tweet following the crash near the Torrejon de Ardoz base, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Madrid.

The incident is the second Eurofighter crash in Spain in just five days.

Mr PĂ©rez Serrano joined the air force in 2009 and had logged more than 700 flight hours, Spanish media reports.

The crash is being investigated, but the cause remains unknown.

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According to El Pais, mechanics had warned that the engine was making "a unusual noise" before takeoff.

The Defense Ministry confirms a "loss of power in the apparatus".

The ministry said the pilot died in the accident which happened during a landing maneuver.

It was returning from Madrid after taking part in celebrations for Spain's National Day.

The base is about 20km from Madrid.

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