Pilot killed after Eurofighter jet crashes while coming into land at Seville airbase

Aircraft slammed into ground one kilometer from shared Spanish-US base on a routine exercise

A Eurofighter plane, like the one pictured here, crashed in Seville on Monday.
A Eurofighter plane, like the one pictured here, crashed in Seville on Monday.Ejército del Aire

A Eurofighter Typhoon jet belonging to the Spanish Air Force crashed after a routine exercise on Monday, a kilometer from the Seville airbase at Morón de la Frontera, which is jointly used by Spain and the United States. The aircraft was being flown by a single pilot, and while the Defense Ministry has yet to confirm, a wide range of sources have reported that he was killed in the incident. 

The accident happened as the aircraft came into land, around a kilometer from the runway. The plane is reported to have suddenly lost altitude, slamming into the ground, according to eyewitness reports.

The pilot is not reported to have made an emergency call before crashing.

The incident marks the third of its kind involving the Eurofighter in Spain since 2005.

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