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Egyptian F-16 crashes, crew killed: army

AFP
Published Jan 28, 2016, 12:00 pm IST
Updated Jan 28, 2016, 1:16 pm IST
The F-16 is manufactured by Lockheed Martin and is used by about 20 countries.
Egypt has one of the region's most powerful and well-equipped militaries and was boosted by recent deliveries of F-16 warplanes by Washington and Rafale fighter jets from France. (Photo: Google Maps)
 Egypt has one of the region's most powerful and well-equipped militaries and was boosted by recent deliveries of F-16 warplanes by Washington and Rafale fighter jets from France. (Photo: Google Maps)

Cairo: An Egyptian F-16 fighter jet has crashed during a military exercise at an undisclosed location in the country, killing two pilots.

"An F-16 aircraft has crashed during an exercise, killing the crew," the army said in a statement, which did not give the location of the incident.

 

Reports said that two military pilots were killed after the aircraft crashed in Ismailia city. Egypt's well-equipped military was boosted by recent deliveries of F-16 warplanes by Washington and Rafale fighter jets from France.

Last year in November, an Egyptian military helicopter crashed due to a technical error. The crew suffered injuries in the crash.

The helicopter was engaged in routine scouting when the technical error occurred.

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