The Spanish Defence Ministry said on Monday that a military plane had crashed into the sea in south-eastern Spain.
The pilot of the light attack aircraft was killed, a source in the Defence Ministry said, as quoted by La Sexta broadcaster.
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Accidente aéreo en La Manga (Murcia): Un avión caza C101 de la Patrulla Águila del Ejército del Aire se ha estrellado esta mañana (a las 9) en el Mar Mediterráneo ➡️ El piloto del caza ha fallecido.
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The incident occurred at around 9.40 am local time (7.40 GMT). As soon as local emergency services received information about the crash, they mobilised boats for a rescue operation.
Following initial reports of the incident, the Defence Ministry stated that the pilot, a flight instructor, was able to eject before the crash.