Two Jordan pilots die in military plane crash

By: AFP
Published: 03:44 PM, 5 Jun, 2022
Two Jordan pilots die in military plane crash
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Two pilots aboard a Royal Jordanian Air Force training plane died Sunday in a crash, the military said.

The accident happened in the northern Ramtha region, it said in a statement which blamed a technical problem on the Grob aircraft.

According to the nationalnews.com, the officers were aboard a German-built Grob trainer when it “fell” in an empty space in Ramtha governorate, close to the border with Syria, the army said in the statement.

The crew, Maj Bilal Al Shofeen and Capt Bahaa Abu Ghanmeh, died “as a result of the plane's fall” after they were taken to a hospital, the statement said, without giving further details.

Jordan has reported several air training deaths in the last decade. In 2015, a Jordanian instructor and his Iraqi student were killed when their jet fighter crashed in the north of the country.

In 2013 and 2014, three pilots were killed on a training missions in the region.

According to GlobalSecurity.org, Jordan's Air Force has 12,000 active personnel.

AFP

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