Eurofighter jet crashes during celebration in Spain, killing pilot

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TWITTER CRASH A Eurofighter jet has crashed in Albacete

Returning to the base after taking part in the air parade in honor of the National day of Spain 12 October, the Spanish air force fighter "Eurofighter Typhoon" collapsed in the center of Albacete.

The single seat aircraft crashed at Albacete, southeast of Madrid, while returning to the Los Llanos airbase.

The representative of the Ministry of defense in comments to the Agency "France press" has confirmed the plane crash.

"Rest in peace, comrade. We won't forget you", it said, posting an image of the Spanish flag pinned with a black ribbon. On September 13 A Royal Saudi Air Force Eurofighter crashed during a combat mission in Yemen killing its pilot.

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TWITTER HORROR The pilot died in the crash near a park in Albacete

► Spain had celebrated national day with a major military parade in Madrid.

It falls this year in the middle of Spain's biggest political crisis in a decade as Catalonia's separatist leader is threatening to split the region from the rest of the country.

Thursday's parade saw the participation of 3,900 military personal, along with 78 different aircraft, including four Eurofighters.

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