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Military aircraft crashes near Luxor

‘Sudden malfunction’ causes military aircraft to crash during training exercise


A military aircraft crashed near Luxor on Sunday morning, reported the spokesman for the Armed Forces. (AFP File Photo)
A military aircraft crashed near Luxor on Sunday morning, reported the spokesman for the Armed Forces.
(AFP File Photo)

A military aircraft crashed near Luxor on Sunday morning, reported the spokesman for the Armed Forces.

One person died and three were injured according to state owned Al-Ahram, citing Luxor security director Mostafa Bakr.

“At 10.20 in the morning… a military training aircraft crashed as a result of a sudden malfunction during the execution of one of the daily training tasks in Upper Egypt,” said a statement from the Armed Forces spokesman.

The statement added that an investigation into the incident is underway.

The spokesman’s office said it was unable to provide further information regarding the incident

The crash comes the day after Egypt’s National Air Force day.

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