Jordan military plane crash kills pilot

The army statement did not specify the location of the accident, which happened as the jet took off.

Jordan military plane crash kills pilot

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Jordanian air force pilot was killed on Monday after his F-16 jet crashed due to a technical fault during a training exercise, the army said.

In 2015, a Jordanian pilot and an Iraqi trainee were killed when a light training aircraft -- a T67 Firefly -- crashed during a routine military exercise.

In 2013, another Firefly crashed in the north of the kingdom because of technical problems, killing the pilot and a trainee.

Jordan is part of the US-led coalition of Arab and Western countries carrying out air strikes against the ISIL group, which controls parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria.

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