Egypt military aircraft crash kills six
21 September 2014, 16:30
Cairo - An Egyptian military aircraft crashed while on a training mission on Sunday after a technical failure, killing six soldiers, the army said.
The aircraft crashed in an area about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Cairo, an army statement said.
"During military training, a technical failure led to the crash of an aircraft carrying troops in Kom Aushim in Fayoum province... killing six soldiers and injuring one," the army said.
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No further details about the accident, including the type of the aircraft, were immediately available.
Army Chief Sedky Sobhy ordered an investigation into the crash, the statement added.
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