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Old 01-26-2015, 04:20 PM
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(CNN)Ten people died Monday after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed at a base in Los Llanos in southeastern Spain, a senior Spanish defense official told CNN.

The jet crashed on takeoff, hitting other planes on the ground during a NATO training exercise, said the official, who by custom was not named.

Thirteen people were injured. The condition of the pilot of the F-16 is not yet known, Spain's Defense Ministry said.

The nationalities of the victims have not yet been released.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he was "deeply saddened" by the crash.

"This is a tragedy which affects the whole NATO family. I express my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones and the nations of those who lost their lives, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured," he said in a statement.

"The plane was taking part in an exercise in the framework of NATO's Tactical Leadership Programme, which aims to improve multinational cooperation in air operations," Stoltenberg said.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/26/europe...eek-f16-crash/
http://news.yahoo.com/greek-military...164912625.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30991950

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Old 01-26-2015, 04:34 PM
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huge tragedy. almost slipped through the news here

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The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defence Ministry said.

Nine French and two Greek personnel died and about 20 people were injured.

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Wow thats sad

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