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Egypt military plane crashes near Luxor killing one

One dead, 3 injured including pilot, as jet fighter came down in Madamoud village near Luxor in southern Egypt; Army spokesperson says accident due to 'sudden malfunction'

Ahram Online, Sunday 13 Oct 2013
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Egyptian armed forces spokesman Colonel Ahmed Ali (Photo: Reuters)
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A training jet fighter crashed near Luxor in Upper Egypt on Sunday morning.

One person was killed and three injured in the incident, Luxor Security Director Mostafa Bakr told Ahram Arabic news website.
Ali Reda, 35, a farmer, was killed in the incident. Two other civilians and the pilot were injured. Several animals also died.   
Bakr said that the Russian made MiG-21 plane exploded in air and its blazing parts fell on agricultural areas and houses’ yards setting fires.
The crash took place at 10:20am due to a “sudden malfunction,” Army Spokesman Colonel Ahmed Ali said.

The situation is being monitored, he added.

Ambulances and fire engines are at the scene which has been cordoned off by the security forces.

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Ali Basha
14-10-2013 12:05am
RIP to those killed/affected. Sorry for the loss of life to the farmer and the Egyptian Air Force. Mig-21 is a formidable aircraft but they are aging now. Should be retired. Egyptian fighter fleet is indeed extensive and large. They should retire Migs and induct JF-17 Thunder aircrafts.
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13-10-2013 01:08pm
stop the massacre ,please
The MIG-21 was a fine aircraft of the F-4 phamtom or Mirage-3 generation, Egypt also has chinese built "replicas " but they are OLD and absolete.India has manay and has experienced many deadly crashes. Give then a quiet retirement and a place in a museum instead of killing youg fit pilots.You have plenty of F-16 and few spare parts now, it won't last hopefully .
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