According to the report, the combat training aircraft of the Spanish Air Force Academy crashed in the area of the lagoon of San Menor near the municipality of San Javier. According to preliminary information, there were two people on board the aircraft - a pilot instructor and a student. Rescue services were sent to the crash site.
Dozens of calls were received with reports of the Spanish Air Force crashing into the (lagoon) Mar Menor, near the municipality of San Javier
- the emergency service said.
The command of the Spanish Air Force confirmed the fall of the training aircraft of the Air Force Academy. According to the military, during a training flight for an unknown reason, a training aircraft crashed in the sea. The crew on board, consisting of a pilot instructor and a female cadet of the academy, died. The causes of the incident will be handled by a special commission.
The message does not indicate the type of aircraft that crashed, but previously it was reported that cadets of the Spanish Air Force Academy are being trained on C-101 Aviojet training aircraft. The aircraft was created at the end of the 70 of the last century by the Spanish company CASA with the participation of the American company Northrop and the West German Messerschmitt-Belkov-Blom. The aircraft is designed for basic and advanced flight training, can be used as a light attack aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft. Currently used to train Spanish Air Force pilots and as a light attack aircraft.
This is the second loss of training aircraft of the Air Force Academy in recent times. On August 26 this year, another Academy aircraft crashed near the coast of Murcia, there was only a pilot on board, as a result of the incident he died.