A pilot survives a crash – level 2
During a flight-demonstration training at an air-force base in Zaragoza, Spain, an F-18 fighter jet crashed.
Fortunately, the pilot ejected just before the jet crashed on the base premises. The pilot got injured but is recovering at a local hospital. The crash caused a big explosion, which was captured on video. Fortunately, there was no other damage, and police are working hard to find out why the accident happened.
Spain experienced several F-18 accidents since 1988. The most recent incident happened in 2017 when a fighter jet crashed during takeoff from the Torrejon de Ardoz base in Madrid.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What steps have the Spanish air-force taken to prevent further incidents like this one?
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