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Egypt fighter jet crashes, pilot killed

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 14, 2020
An Egyptian fighter jet crashed during exercises today, killing its pilot, the armed forces said.
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“During an armed forces exercise on January 14, 2020, a fighter plane crashed in one of the training areas, leading to the death of its pilot,” the military said in a statement on Facebook.

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It said it was investigating the cause of the incident.

Egypt’s armed forces have several recently purchased American, Russia and French jets.

Earlier today, the military issued a slick video announcing exercises aimed at quelling militant activity in restive northern Sinai and securing Egypt’s borders with Libya and Sudan.