Egyptian F-16 crashes during military exercise, kills pilots

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016,10:12 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Cairo | An Egyptian F-16 fighter jet has crashed during a military exercise at an undisclosed location in the country, killing two pilots. An F-16 aircraft has crashed during an exercise, killing the crew, the army said in a statement, which did not give the location of the incident. Reports said that two military pilots were killed after the aircraft crashed in Ismailia city.

Egypt’s well-equipped military was boosted by recent deliveries of F-16 warplanes by Washington and Rafale fighter jets from France. Last year in November, an Egyptian military helicopter crashed due to a technical error. The crew suffered injuries in the crash. The helicopter was engaged in routine scouting when the technical error occurred.