MADRID – The Defense Ministry says an air force combat jet crashed just before a planned landing at a base in southern Spain, killing the pilot.
Ministry spokesman Miguel Morer said the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft went down Monday at the end of a routine practice flight at the Moron de la Frontera base near Seville.
The ministry said in a tweet that the pilot, Capt. Fernando Lluna Carrascosa, died in the crash close to the end of a runway.
The ministry said the cause of the accident was being investigated.