Fighter F-18 air force Spain crashed during takeoff near the military base of Torrejon de Ardoz, 20 kilometers from Madrid. It is reported BFMTV.
“The place of the crash sent rescuers,” — said the representative of the Spanish Ministry of defense. He found it difficult to answer the question about the causes of the accident and the fate of the pilot.
In turn, El Pais reports that the car was driven by 26-year-old Lieutenant Fernando Perez Serrano. He managed to eject and crashed.
This is the second aviation accident involving military aircraft, have occurred in Spain less than a week. 12 November after taking part in the air parade on the occasion of the Day of the Spanish nation, when landing near the military base of Los Llanos de Albacete crashed fighter Eurofighter. The pilot managed to eject and was killed.
Hornet (F/A-18) — American carrier-based fighter-bomber and attack aircraft developed in the 1970-ies. Is the main combat aircraft of the US Navy. Is in service with several countries of Europe and Asia, used in military operations in Libya, Iraq, Yugoslavia.