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 An Algerian pilot was killed when his Russian made fighter jet crashed during a training flight in the west of the country the Defense Ministry said The MiG 29 went down due to a technical failure just after taking off from the Bousfer airbase in Oran province it said on Monday night The pilot and co pilot were hellip
Algeria fighter jet crash kills pilot

NNN: An Algerian pilot was killed when his Russian-made fighter jet crashed during a training flight in the west of the country, the Defense Ministry said.

national tribune newspaper

The MiG-29 went down “due to a technical failure, just after taking off from the Bousfer airbase” in Oran province, it said on Monday night.

national tribune newspaper

The pilot and co-pilot were able to eject, but the pilot later succumbed to his injuries, according to the statement.

national tribune newspaper

The head of the armed forces, General Said Chengriha, ordered an investigation into the accident.

The North African country’s armed forces have suffered a series of air disasters in recent years.

In April 2018, an Ilyushin Il-76 heavy transport plane crashed south of Algiers with the loss of all 257 people on board, most of them military personnel, in the country’s deadliest plane crash.

In February 2014, 77 soldiers or family members were killed when a C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed east of Algiers.

Most recently, three Algerian navy officers were killed when their MS-25 Merlin helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean west of the capital in December 2020.

Source Credit: TheGuardian

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