At the air base near Madrid, crashed fighter F-18

MADRID, 17 Dec – RIA Novosti. Fighter F-18 air force Spain crashed at the airbase of Torrejon de Ardoz (Madrid province).

The crash happened during takeoff, the pilot was killed, said in a message on Twitter airbase.

Condolences in connection with death of a pilot was expressed by many Spanish politicians, including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. “My condolences to the family of the deceased pilot of a F-18 at the air base torrejón (Madrid). We the air force,” Raha wrote on Twitter.

The deceased pilot was 26 years old.

“We’re investigating the cause, while they are not known,” — said the Ministry of defence of Spain RIA Novosti.

This is the second crash of a fighter jet in Spain during the last few days. The twelfth of October, the Eurofighter fighter who participated in the parade on the occasion of the National holiday of Spain, crashed at the airbase Llanos in the South-East of the country, the pilot was killed.

Se estrelló un avión militar en la base aérea de Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid en https://t.co/nRFRfg41UQ pic.twitter.com/462CBzuYVs
— Infobae Lo Último (@InfobaeLoUltimo) 17 Oct 2017