Fighter jet crashes during training; pilot survived: Military Spokesman



Mon, 20 Jun 2022 - 02:35 GMT


Mon, 20 Jun 2022 - 02:35 GMT

CAIRO – 20 June 2022: A fighter jet has crashed during training due to a technical error, but the pilot has survived, Military Spokesman Colonel Gharib Abdel-Hafez said on Sunday.

The authorities concerned are taking the necessary measures following the crash, the spokesman added in a statement.

Earlier in June, Egypt’s Armed Forces participated at the joint naval exercise "Red Wave-5" with the participation of the naval forces of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Djibouti, Sudan and Yemen.

The exercise that wrapped up on Saturday June 4, in the Saudi territorial waters in the Red Sea included live fire training and counter-attacks against enemy speedboats to protect vessels loaded with important cargo.

During the final stage of the exercise, participating troops conducted a demonstration involving breaking into a coastal island under covering fire from air force units.

The drill, was part of the participating forces' efforts to foster distinguished relations and military cooperation between the Egyptian Armed Forces and their counterparts from the sisterly states as well as to get acquainted with the latest combat techniques.





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