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    Brazilian F-5F Fighter Jet Crashes Near Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro (VIDEO)

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Brazilian Air Force said on Thursday that one of its F-5F fighter aircraft had crashed near the Santa Cruz air base, located in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area.

    "The F-5F fighter jet of the Brazilian Air Force crashed at 07:40 a.m. [10:40 GMT] on May 24 after it had taken off [the Santa Cruz base] in Rio de Janeiro. The pilots managed to eject from the aircraft," the Air Force said on Twitter.

    ​Investigators have arrived at the scene of the accident to probe the reason of the crash, the Brazilian Air Force added.

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