Jordanian military aircraft crashes near Syrian borders

Pilot and trainee dead

06 April, 14:03

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, APRIL - A Jordanian military training jet crashed on Monday during a training mission in the eastern desert, near city of Mafraq, killing the pilot and his trainee, an army military source was quoted by Petra.

    The army said the trainee is an Iraqi national, while the pilot is Jordanian. Both died instantly as their plane hit the ground, according to sources.

    The army said the crash of the aircraft, Fair Fly, is due to mechanical malfunction and ruled out attack by air missile from the troubled city of Deraa, south Syria. Jordan is taking part in training Iraqi nationals to fight the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Last year it received several F16 Jet fighters from the US army as part of annual military support to the kingdom Saudi Arabia has also provided the kingdom with some jet fighters in the aftermath of the war in Syria. (ANSAmed).

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