Spanish military plane crashes outside Madrid, killing pilot
October 17 2017 05:01 PM
Rescue workers are seen at the crash site of a military F18 fighter plane which crashed at Torrejon
Rescue workers are seen at the crash site of a military F18 fighter plane which crashed at Torrejon airbase in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain

Reuters/Madrid

A military F18 fighter plane crashed on the outskirts of Madrid on Tuesday killing its pilot, the Spanish Defence Ministry said.

The accident at the Torrejon military base east of the city occurred during takeoff, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.
Images in Spanish media showed plumes of smoke rising from the base's runway.
"As a result of the accident, which happened during takeoff manoeuvre, the plane's pilot has died," the ministry said on Twitter.



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