Military jet crashes in Spain, pilot killed

MADRID (AP) — A spokesman with Spain’s Ministry of Defense says that a military pilot has died after a fighter jet that was returning from a national day parade crashed in southeastern Spain.

The spokesman said the fighter jet was among four that participated in the parade in Madrid. Speaking anonymously, as its customary among civil servants in Spain, the spokesman said the Eurofighter plane crashed in Llanos de Albacete, a county some 300 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of the Spanish capital.

The spokesman said the pilot didn’t have time to jump out of the jet, adding that the causes of the crash are under investigation.