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Jordan military plane crash kills pilot

Amman : A Jordanian air force pilot was killed on Monday after his F-16 jet crashed due to a technical fault during a training exercise, the army said.

The army statement did not specify the location of the accident, which happened as the jet took off.

In 2015, a Jordanian pilot and an Iraqi trainee were killed when a light training aircraft -- a T67 Firefly -- crashed during a routine military exercise.

In 2013, another Firefly crashed in the north of the kingdom because of technical problems, killing the pilot and a trainee.

Jordan is part of the US-led coalition of Arab and Western countries carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group, which controls parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria.