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11 Dead in Greek Plane Crash in Spain

  • Reuters

Smoke rises from a military base after a plane crash in Albacete, Spain, Jan. 26, 2015.

Smoke rises from a military base after a plane crash in Albacete, Spain, Jan. 26, 2015.

A French serviceman who was severely injured when a plane crashed at a Spanish military air base on Monday died in hospital in Madrid on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the accident to 11 people, a ministry of defense spokesman said.

“A French serviceman died this morning at La Paz Hospital,” said a spokesman.

The accident occurred at a base used for NATO training when a Greek F-16 fighter plane crashed after taking off in Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, about 250 kilometers south-east of Madrid.

The plane hit French and Italian planes and service personnel in the parking area.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed condolences to the loved ones of the victims of Monday's crash.

"This is a tragedy that affects the whole NATO family," Stoltenberg said.

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