Month: January 2015

NATO Air Exercise In Spain: Greek F-16D Crashes Onto Parked Aircraft Killing 10 & Injuring 21

NATO Air Exercise In Spain: Greek F-16D Crashes Onto Parked Aircraft Killing 10 & Injuring 21

Defense, Headline
Karim Toure Ten people were killed and twenty one were injured Monday January 26th 2015 when a Greek Air Force F-16D crashed at a Spanish Air Force Base. The Los Llano Air Base located at Albacete in Central Spain was hosting NATO's Tactical Leadership Program, a top training exercise attended by the Air Forces of 10 NATO member nations. The aircraft which reportedly was in its take off phase crashed onto other military jets parked at an adjoining section of the base. Picture of the accident showed a plume of smoke rising near parked fighter jets including a Tornado, a F-15 , Rafale and a F-16. The fatalities consisted of the 2 Greek personnel operating the destroyed F-16 in addition to 8 ground personnel at the base. The French newspaper Le Monde quoting one of its journalist Nathali...