Jordan military plane crash kills two


Two people have been killed after a military aircraft suffered a technical glitch and went down in northern Jordan, killing both the pilot and the trainee on board.

A statement released by the Jordanian General Command said the British-built two-seat Fairey Firefly plane crashed at 6:55 a.m. local time (0355 GMT) on Thursday.

The statement added that the aircraft faced a technical failure during a routine training flight, and fell in an area west of King Hussein Air College in the city of Mafraq, situated about 80 kilometers (49 miles) north of the capital Amman.

The victims were identified as the pilot Lieutenant Colonel Maen Duheisat, and the trainee Nael Khashman.

In January 2012, a Jordanian pilot was killed after his military aircraft crashed on a training flight due to a technical problem.

Another Jordanian air force plane crashed during a military exercise in September 2010, killing the pilot.

The crash took place in a military zone and technical malfunction was blamed for the mishap.


This article originally appeared on : Press TV