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Egyptian fighter jet crashes during training sortie due to technical malfunction

Filed on December 6, 2019
Fighter, Egyptian, Egyptian Armed Forces, Fighter jet crashes

(Reuters file photo)

The pilot survived by parachuting out of the aircraft.

An Egyptian Air Force fighter jet crashed on Thursday due to a technical malfunction during a training sortie, while the pilot managed to safely parachute to the ground, the spokesperson for the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.

The cause behind the malfunction is being investigated by a technical committee, the statement added .

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