Eurofighter jet crashes near Spanish air base

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Associated Press

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 8:33 AM

MADRID (AP) — The Defense Ministry says an air force combat jet crashed just before a planned landing at a base in southern Spain, killing the pilot.

Ministry spokesman Miguel Morer said the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft went down Monday at the end of a routine practice flight at the Moron de la Frontera base near Seville.

The ministry said in a tweet that the pilot, Capt. Fernando Lluna Carrascosa, died in the crash close to the end of a runway.

The ministry said the cause of the accident was being investigated.

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