Hunt for pilot after military jet crashes
4 May 2004
ALBACETE – The remains of a Mirage F-1 fighter jet which crashed Tuesday were found ten kilometres away from where it came down.
The jet was based at the Los Llanos military air base near Albacete, in south-east Spain.
Parts of the plane were found in Alcaraz, near a small town called Arteaga de Arriba.
Sources from the military base said the fate of the pilot was still not known.
The pilot, who is a captain, was returning to the base to refuel after a mission when the accident happened.
Sources said the military were not discounting the possibility that the captain could have escaped in the ejector-seat as the plane was crashing.
A major search was underway to try to find the captain.
The crash happened at about 11am Tuesday.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news