Jordan military plane crash kills two pilots

Jordan military plane crash kills two pilots
Thu May 16, 2013 18:18:56

A Jordanian military plane on a training flight has crashed due to a technical failure, killing two people on board.

"At 6:55 am (0355 GMT) on Thursday morning one of the training planes, a Firefly, at the King Hussein air force college (in Mafraq, in northern Jordan), crashed in a training area to the west of the college after a technical failure during a routine training flight," an official in Jordan’s armed forces' general command said in a statement.


The source added that the pilot and the trainee on board both died in the accident.


The last incident of this kind took place in January 2012, when a Jordanian military pilot was killed after his aircraft crashed on a training flight due to a technical failure.