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Spanish Hornet lost in crash

16 October 2017

The Spanish Air Force suffered its second fatal aircraft accident in five days on 17 October when a Boeing EF-18 Hornet crashed while taking off from Torrejón de Ardoz Air Base east of Madrid.

The pilot, from Ala ('Wing') 12, failed to eject and died when the aircraft crashed within the confines of the airfield, just 13 km from Madrid’s civil airport at Barajas.

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